Someone should have reminded Rep. Adam Schiff about the folly of spitting in the wind.
The California Democrat’s decision to capitalize on President Trump’s insult backfired, but provided endless entertainment on social media.
Schiff took to Twitter to complain that the president had just leveled “his most profane insult yet” when he referred to him with a naughty new nickname on Twitter: “Little Adam Schitt.”
Potentially the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been a vocal and scathing critic of the president. On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the lawmaker warned that Democrats would be challenging Trump’s appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump reacted in a tweet later Sunday, bestowing the intentionally misspelled name on Schiff.
So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
The Democrat fired back, fueling questions about whether Trump’s tweet was a new nickname for the congressman or a typo.
Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one.
Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself? https://t.co/Yd27sayt7C
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 18, 2018
But while Schiff may have drummed up some sympathy for being targeted by the president, he lost any credibility with a self-serving request for donations on Monday.
President Trump just attacked Adam on Twitter with his most profane insult yet. Will you chip in $5 to send Trump a message and show him you stand with Adam?
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) November 19, 2018
The collective eye roll on Twitter was inescapable.
“Dear diary, my feelings were hurt by the bad orange man. I hope those overtaxed and gullible dupes out there will send me money.”
— John Doiron (@jfd1965) November 20, 2018
I’m sorry, that was one funny typo. If you need 5 bucks to fix your hurt feelings I feel sorry for you.
— Charles T. -Downtown (@crack_bass) November 20, 2018
Did you pay him to do that so you could fund-raise off of it?
— Ron Warrick (@rononarun) November 20, 2018
And the responses kept coming, though probably not the kind Schiff was looking for.
— BT (@back_ttys) November 20, 2018
This is some Schitt tier fundraising. https://t.co/TGjVuKXuYw
— …I thought Ordys could fly (@OrdyPackard) November 20, 2018
Wow. You can get Schitt for 5 bucks these days.
— CJ (@cmonbuddyreally) November 20, 2018
— Egregious Philbin (@Ericworwa) November 20, 2018
Quit schitt posting, Adam. https://t.co/jPTvI83rI2
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) November 20, 2018
who gives a Schitt?
— Lenny Bruise (@lenny_bruised) November 20, 2018
Sorry Adam, I live in the state you represent and I’m broke from all the taxes you’ve already stolen from me.
— Tara (@sisterofsalome) November 20, 2018
Seems Democrats never learn: the more they attack him, the more Trump wins.
No Rep Schiff. But every time you make a wild claim, I’m inclined to send the Trump campaign money.
— Bill Work (@BillWork57) November 20, 2018
No, but I’ll send $50 to @realDonaldTrump any day to help him!
— Ken Tenglin (@KenTenglin) November 20, 2018
As per your request, I sent Trump $5.
— Bill, just Bill (@WLFanning) November 20, 2018
We Love Our President And We Stand By Him!!
— going global (@goingglobal2) November 20, 2018
Adam Schitt….Classic. I’ll send Trump $100 for tweeting it!!! pic.twitter.com/Z6LIuMhJxM
— Ex Pat (@dan_brewer) November 20, 2018
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