Within hours of President Donald Trump tweeting about Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Democrat was cashing in. Trump called Schiff “sleazy” and “biased” in the Monday tweet, helping to fuel the fire behind Schiff’s latest fundraising campaign.
The president’s tweet read: “Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into “Russia,” spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!”
Schiff followed up with his own tweet that said the president’s “comments and actions” are inappropriate for his position as president.
With respect Mr. President, the problem is how often you watch TV, and that your comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office. https://t.co/NvZydYbnyW
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 24, 2017
A second tweet from Schiff told followers he was “attacked” and asked donors to “chip in” to help him resist Trump.
“Trump attacked me for doing my job. While he tweets, I’m resisting his damaging agenda. Chip in to stand with me.”
Trump attacked me for doing my job. While he tweets, I’m resisting his damaging agenda. Chip in to stand with me. https://t.co/mw7IJyVAPx
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiffCA) July 24, 2017
Schiff, who is on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, included a link that sends potential donors to a fundraising website. That site says all of the funds donated will benefit Schiff’s political needs.
The site echoes Schiff’s tweet, stating: “President Trump just attacked Adam on Twitter for doing his job. Chip in to show Adam you have his back as he keeps fighting to save our healthcare and resist Trump’s agenda.”
Trump’s displeasure with Schiff seems to stem from the Democrat’s support of the Russian interference narrative.
According to a tracking report provided to the White House, Schiff has been in 123 national television interviews, totaling 14 hours of interview time, since Trump’s inauguration in January. According to the report, he “often” spends time discussing the House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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