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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:50 AM

Inside Trump's roast of House Republicans

Trump praised House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his joint fundraising committee, Take Back the House. “My Kevin is always on my side,” he said, and talked about him becoming speaker one day.

The president reflected on the shooting of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise a few years ago and remarked how tough the Louisiana Republican is – and Trump quipped he wouldn’t recommend getting shot as a weight loss plan. Trump also said Scalise’s wife “cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day … I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy, I know mine wouldn't.”

The spotlight shifted to Rep. John Joyce’s (Pa.) family for a bit, with Trump asking: “should we get your handsome son to run for your seat? He's quite the handsome man. Stand up son,” he said, before adding that Joyce’s wife is a “looker” too.

Trump praised Rep. Andy Barr (Ky.) for beating Democrat Amy McGrath last year, but then took a little credit for himself: “Well technically I did,” Trump said. “So do I have to beat her twice?” McGrath is now running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

Republican pollster Frank Luntz got teased by Trump at one point. “You used to be against me, but now you are on my side,” Trump said. “Not so nice before, but now I have to say I like you and I like your work.”

Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.) was dubbed by Trump to have “the best name" in politics. “If I had that name, I would have been president 10 years ago," Trump said. The worst name in politics? Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), he added.


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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:56 AM

1. He's as funny as a toothache.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:20 AM

2. Well, at least he was honest about Melania's likely reaction!

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