Trump Attacks Debbie Dingell, Late Husband: 'Maybe He's Looking Up'

The remarks drew an audible grown from the West Michigan crowd

WWJ News
December 18, 2019 - 9:59 pm
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WWJ) -- On the night President Donald Trump became the third U.S. President ever impeached, he attacked U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn and her late husband John Dingell while speaking at a "Merry Christmas Rally" in Battle Creek. 

While attacking Democrats who voted to impeach him on two articles Wednesday night, Trump turned on the Dingells. He said he gave John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history who died in February, the "A+" treatment for his memorial and funeral services. 

Trump said Dingell had called him to thank him after her husband's death and said he "was looking down," referencing Heaven. 

"Maybe he's looking up. I don't know, but let's assume he's looking down," Trump said, implying that Dingell went to Hell. 

The remarks drew an audible grown from the West Michigan crowd, with some boos and a few audible cheers.

Dingell responded to his comments Wednesday night, tweeting "you brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder."

Trump had tweeted similar remarks over the weekend, to which she replied she would work with the Trump administration, but also hold him accountable.

The articles of impeachment will now go to the Senate for trial. He is expected by many to be acquitted by the Republican-majority senate. It takes a 2/3 majority vote from the senate to remove the president from office.