Speaking on CNN this Monday night, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill) slammed former President Donald Trump over his response to former President George W. Bush’s criticism of Jan. 6 rioters during a ceremony marking the anniversary of 9/11.
“I mean, [Trump] proved George W.’s point as quickly and as amazingly as you can,” Kinzinger told CNN’s John Berman. “To anybody that’s still kind of looking at Donald Trump as a standard bearer for the Republican party, this is one of the weakest men that I’ve ever seen.”
Kinzinger was referring to a statement issued by Trump firing back at Bush’s remarks that suggested (without specifically naming them) that the Jan. 6 rioters posed a domestic terror threat to the U.S.
INBOX: Former president Donald Trump critical of former president George W. Bush’s speech on 9/11 warning about the threat of domestic terrorism: “The World Trade Center came down during his watch. Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!” pic.twitter.com/ebPU0ZkZrl
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) September 13, 2021
“The World Trade Center came down during his watch. Bush led a failed and uninspiring presidency. He shouldn’t be lecturing anybody!” Trump said in a portion of his statement.
Further jabbing Trump, Kinzinger said that a person with strength “is somebody that can take criticism, that can go out on a day like Sept. 11 and bring people together.”
“And, you know, folks on my side like to use the term ‘snowflake’ when talking about people that get offended really easily — well, that’s Donald Trump,” he said.
“I mean, he’ll attack a radio host, for goodness sakes, when he was president of the United States. That to me, at least how I grew up … that to me was always weakness,” he added.
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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls former President Trump "one of the weakest men I've ever seen."
"Folks on my side like to use the term 'snowflake' when talking about people that get offended really easily. That's Donald Trump." pic.twitter.com/mRUI6FSboc
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) September 14, 2021