“You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided. The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting.”
– Ivanka Trump Kushner, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, in response to the aforementioned Rick Wilson statement on CNN.
To refresh the gilded princess’ selective memory, here’s this bit from the 2016 campaign.
“He [Secretary of State Mike Pompeo] also knows, deep within his heart, that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it.”
– Rick Wilson, former strategist for the Republican Party, on “CNN Tonight.”
The comment caused host Don Lemmon to burst into a fit of uncontrolled laughter. Wilson then said, “Donald Trump’s the smart one — and y’all elitists are dumb!’ ”
Lemmon’s other guest, Wajahat Ali, a New York Times columnist and CNN contributor added, “You elitists with your geography and your maps — and your spelling!’”
“You’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you.”
– Senator Martha McSally, Arizona Republican, to CNN reporter Manu Raju who asked if the Senate should consider new evidence as part of its impeachment trial.
McSally later tweeted a cell phone video of the terse exchange, apparently recorded by one of her aides, and is now trying to raise money over the incident.