Donald Trump can dish out the insults all day, but can he take his own medicine? Yesterday, when a Texas Sheriff told Trump that a State Senator was standing in opposition to one of his policies, Trump helpfully offered to “destroy his career.” The threat was taken by the American public as yet another attempt at authoritarian rule. But a state senator decided to hit back at Trump in eye popping fashion.
Daylin Leach, a State Senator in Pennsylvania who represents the 17th senatorial district, tweeted the following in response: “Hey @realDonaldTrump I oppose civil asset forfeiture too! Why don’t you try to destroy my career you fascist, loofa-faced, shit-gibbon! To be clear, this was not the same guy whose career Trump had been threatening to destroy. Instead, Leach simply decided he was going to stand up for his counterpart in the Texas State Senate.
Leach then went on to use his Twitter account to call out Donald Trump for recently claiming he doesn’t know Vladimir Putin, by posting an earlier video of Trump claiming he knew Putin. One of Leach’s followers named Steve Hoenstine posted the following meme while adding “Donald Trump, a lot of people have tried to end @daylinleach’s career. They failed. So will you,” which Leach then retweeted:
With Donald Trump having spent his campaign, and now his entire brief White House tenure hurling personal insults at various people, it now seems to be fair game for other politicians to fire back at him accordingly. In addition to State Senator Daylin Leach’s refernce to Trump as a “shit-gibbon,” U.S. Congressmen Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff have begun referring to Trump as a “so-called president” after Trump attacked a federal judge using similar phrasing. In other words, with an illegitimate animal like Trump illegitimately occupying the White House, all bets are off. Follow Sen. Daylin Leach on Twitter.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report