President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — one of the “squad” members — over video showing her being dragged out of a campaign event in 2016 by Secret Service agents, noting that she’s “a crazed lunatic.”
Trump’s remarks came as a video of the incident went viral earlier this week.
Tlaib can be seen in the video repeatedly trying to break free of the grip of security members who were escorting her from the facility.
She screamed, “You guys are crazy!” to those in attendance.
“I was grabbed by several security personnel who physically moved me to the exit while I continued to express my concerns,” the then-state legislator wrote in the Detroit Free Press.
Mocking. Speaking before a student group with Turning Point USA in Washington, D.C., Trump said that Tlaib appeared to be out of control, referencing the video as well as other clips that showed her using vile language when promising to impeach the president.
My god! Tlaib back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/7RNRpv32TO
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 20, 2019
Trump wanted to know who exactly thought she’d make a good lawmaker.
“She’s like a crazed lunatic. She’s screaming just before she got into Congress. Who elected her?” he asked.
“This is not a sane person, folks, when you look at that,” the president explained to the crowd. “And this is what we’re up against.”
Tlaib told a crowd at the NAACP convention in Detroit recently that she isn’t going anywhere “until I impeach this president.”
“Donald Trump has given permission to people who used to stand in sheets in the middle of night to stand in the light in front of the microphones,” she said, further bolstering the president’s claims of mental instability, in our view.
Additionally, she’s never really addressed her own bigotry and radical behavior.
Among other things, she:
- said thoughts of the Holocaust provide her with a “calming feeling.”
- called critics of her Holocaust distortion “racist idiots.”
- supported the BDS movement and posed for photos with a campaign fundraiser who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
“There’s no way she stands for the values of the people of Michigan,” Trump said of Tlaib.
There’s no way she stands for the values of Americans, either.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
Read more at ThePoliticalInsider.com:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Not Going Anywhere ‘Until I Impeach Trump’
Viral Video Shows Crazed Rashida Tlaib Being Dragged Out of Trump Campaign Event in 2016
As Chris Wallace Grilled Team Trump, He Served Up Softballs to Jerry Nadler
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