Speaking at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, President Trump had the crowd eating out of his hand with a routine blasting Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff as a “little pencil neck.”
The nickname is clearly one of Trump’s favorites and probably the most apt description of the California Democrat.
The raucous crowd loved it as the President took a page from Schiff’s own book – fabricating a conversation between the two regarding the strike against Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani.
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In Trump’s version, he relayed how a phone call between the two might go.
“We didn’t have time to call up Nancy, who is not operating with a full deck,” he said. “No, they want us to call — can you imagine? Calling crooked Adam Schiff. He is so crooked. So crooked. Shifty Schiff.”
— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) January 10, 2020
Little Pencil Neck
Not content with those jabs, Trump turned to the ol’ tried and true in illustrating how absurd it would have been in trying to kill a prolific terrorist while getting permission from the resistance party in Congress.
“Say, Adam, how are you doing?” Trump pretended to say to Schiff. “Listen, we have the world’s number one terrorist, killed thousands and thousands of people. We’d like to set up a meeting so we can discuss his execution.”
“Would you be willing to meet?” he continued. “‘Well, I won’t be able to make it this week.’ Well, you know, he’s traveling fast. We’ve got him lined up, Adam, you little pencil neck.”
The crowd lost it …
"We've got him lined up Adam! You little pencil neck. He has the smallest shirt collar you can get, and it is loose." — Trump heaps abuse on Adam Schiff while mocking him for demanding congressional oversight of military strikes pic.twitter.com/nXyrw13r2C
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 10, 2020
Schiff’s Made Up Call
You may recall that Schiff kicked off impeachment proceedings by fabricating a call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Democrat Adam Schiff is blatantly fabricating quotes from the transcript of Trump's Ukraine phone call pic.twitter.com/rlFfQHmTNZ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 26, 2019
Schiff would later contend that he was simply performing a parody.
The difference here is that Schiff’s parody was entered into the congressional record. Trump did his routine for fun before a crowd of supporters.
Trump Keeps Going
Meanwhile, at the rally, Trump continued to hammer Schiff, bludgeoning him with insult after insult.
“Nine inches. He buys the smallest shirt collar you can get and it’s loose,” the President quipped.
“Now, come on, Adam. We’ve got to be faster. We’ve got him lined up,” he mockingly said of Soleimani. “We’ve got to take this guy out. We are not going to have another shot at him maybe ever again.”
“‘But I can’t make it now because I’m trying to impeach Trump. I’m trying to impeach. Even though he did nothing wrong,'” Trump squeaked, impersonating his rival.
This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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