So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018
Unfortunately for Trump, his entire argument appears to be based on the false premise that special counsels require Senate confirmation. Legal experts contend attorneys general ― but not special counsels ― require Senate approval.
It’s unclear whether Trump intentionally included the “Schitt” typo and whether he’s aware special counsel appointments do not require approval from the Senate. The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Regardless of Trump’s intention, Twitter users, including Schiff and actor Zach Braff, had a field day dumping all over the president’s statement.
“In this scene the president of the United States makes a poop joke,” Braff wrote. “[Adam Schiff] is my congressman and I’m excited for him to hold this child accountable.”
Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 18, 2018
Was that like your answers to Mr. Mueller’s questions, or did you write this one yourself? https://t.co/Yd27sayt7C
A few items:— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 18, 2018
1. Mueller is confirmed.
2. Whitaker will recuse himself from the Mueller investigation or be removed from office.
3. Schiff’s about to shove a probe so far up your ass… I’m sure he’ll find plenty of Schitt.
4. Didn’t you recently mention something about WH decorum? https://t.co/5pm1YJL8wN
Just after the president talked about the need for "decorum" in the White House, he calls a member of Congress "Adam Schitt."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 18, 2018
Someone hears the foot-steps of collusion coming - today alone, seeking to undermine the Mueller probe then using a derogatory term“Schitt” about the incoming House Intelligence Committee chair. pic.twitter.com/YUG0UnadAT— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 18, 2018
“Schitt”— Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 18, 2018
You’ll never convince me that this typo wasn’t intentional. Also, special counsels are appointed and don’t require Senate approval. pic.twitter.com/eN3IPJU5Gl
That awkward moment when the President refers to a member of Congress as "Adam Schitt" and no one can figure out if it's because the President is horrible or just illiterate.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 18, 2018
Dems have the House. Schiff is going to replace Nunes on the Intelligence Committee. The Schitt will hit the fan for Trump in the New Year.— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 18, 2018
While the president called Adam Schiff “Little Adam Schitt”...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 18, 2018
I would once again like to thank Melania Trump on her amazing “Be Best” campaign against cyber bullying.
Thank you FLOTUS. You are the real MVP!
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.