Trump called a 'motherf****r' again, this time by former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell
The tweet was a comment on a question a reporter had asked Trump about federal workers in the US not being paid because of the ongoing government shutdown.
President Donald Trump was called a "motherf****r" again by another politician, however, this time it was a woman lawmaker from the neighboring country, Canada. The former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell on Twitter wrote that Trump "really IS a motherf****r," in response to a question from a reporter about federal workers in the US not being paid because of the ongoing government shutdown.
The government shutdown was imposed last month after Democrats refused to allow $5 billion to be put in the Congressional budget for Trump's controversial wall along the US-Mexico border. The border wall is the president's longstanding campaign promise, which he claims will aid in keeping illegal immigrants coming in from Mexico at bay.
Campbell made history in 1993 by being Canada's first and only female prime minister till date during her four-month stint. She took to Twitter on Saturday and followed up the self-censored post with a reference to similar language used by the newly-sworn in Democratic US Representative Rashida Tlaib, the Daily Mail reported. The tweet has since been deleted.
The first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, Tlaib, took aim at President Trump shortly after being sworn in, vowing to "impeach the motherf–ker". Tlaib, who was elected to Michigan's 13th district, made the remarks to a cheering crowd at a swearing-in party on Thursday. Shortly after Tlaib made the statement, Trump responded to it on Friday by saying that the Congresswoman had "dishonored herself" and "dishonored her family" by making such an expletive-laden remark. The president, however, has not yet responded to Campbell's comment yet.
The former Canadian prime minister, along with her comment, had quoted a tweet from Politico, where a reporter had asked President Trump: "Do you have in mind a safety net for [federal workers] who need their checks? Those who need SSI [Supplemental Security Income]? Those who need Medicaid, what have you?" The Republican, however, completely avoided the question and responded with: "The safety net is going to be having a strong border because we're going to be safe. I'm not talking about economically, but ultimately, economically..."
Campbell's remarks have received a varying response from social media, where many praised her but there are some who slammed her for her language.
Mike Gibbs, who has worked in media relations for the government and as a political staffer in Toronto, said: "Kim Campbell is one of Canada's top experts on world politics from her academic work, advocacy, top cabinet roles, and personal experience as one of the only people on the planet who has ever sat at the G7 table. She knows what she's talking about. Her critics do not."
While another Twitter user, Ontario reporter Craig Needles, in a sarcastic remark wrote: "Have we considered that Kim Campbell may have been doing some locker room talk? That's an acceptable excuse, right?"