Trump says Rep. Rashida Tlaib 'dishonored' her family, 'disrespected' US by saying 'impeach the motherf----r'

  • President Donald Trump on Friday slammed Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her profanity-laced call for his impeachment.
  • Trump said, "I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America."
  • After being sworn-in to Congress on Thursday, the freshman member of Congress said Democrats were going to "impeach the motherf---er" in an impassioned speech denouncing the president.

President Donald Trump on Friday slammed Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her profanity-laced call for his impeachment.

The president said Tlaib "dishonored herself and I think she dishonored her family."

Trump, who has a well-documented history of using profanity, added, "I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America."

After being sworn-in to Congress on Thursday, the freshman member of congress said Democrats were going to "impeach the motherf---er" in an impassioned speech denouncing the president.

Tlaib, the first female Muslim member of Congress, said: "People love you, and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, 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---er."

Related: ‘Impeach Trump’ Rally in Los Angeles on July 2

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She's since faced criticism from some of her colleagues in Congress, including some Democrats, who've questioned her choice of words.

But Tlaib seems to be standing by her comments and on Friday tweeted, "I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe"

In a separate tweet, Tlaib added, "This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi downplayed the significance of Tlaib's remarks, telling MSNBC host Joy Reid that what the freshman congresswoman said was "nothing worse than the president has said."

"I probably have a generational reaction to [Tlaib]. I'm not in the censorship business," Pelosi added in an interview that's set to air Friday night. "I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language, but I wouldn’t establish language standards for my colleagues."

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