Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib made history by becoming one of the first of two Muslim American women sworn in as a member of the U.S. Congress.
While her arrival in Congress was monumental, it was her statement about impeaching President Donald Trump that made the most headlines.
“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look, you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re going to go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf*cker,” she told a crowd of supporters on Thursday night.
In response, Trump lashed out at Tlaib, condemning her choice of words as “disgraceful.”
“I thought her comments were disgraceful,” the president was quoted as saying on Friday. “I think she dishonored her family using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there. I thought that was a great dishonor to her and to her family.”
However, it was not too long ago when the president himself similarly uttered such “disgraceful” words, Huffington Post reported.
In a campaign speech in 2011, Trump was ranting about Washington and Chinese exports while also using the word “motherf**ker” to refer to China.
Trump delivered the speech shortly before bowing out of the 2012 presidential election race.
“So easy. I’d drop a 25 % tax on China,” Trump told the crowd before using a high-pitched voice to illustrate that the message could be delivered with someone saying: “We’re gonna tax you 25%.”
“And I could say: ‘Listen, you motherfuckers, we’re gonna tax you 25%.’” he added.
Trump supporters cheered as he delivered his expletive-laden rant.