One of Canada’s former prime ministers has joined Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) in calling President Donald Trump a “motherf***er”, according to Newsweek — a move that brought the U.S. lawmaker criticism from both sides of the aisle.
Kim Campbell, who was Canada’s head of government in 1993, reacted strongly on social media to Trump being asked by a reporter what safety net there was for the workers who would not be paid due to a partial shutdown by government.
When Trump said the safety net would be the physical southern border wall with Mexico, Campbell tweeted Saturday, “He really IS a motherf**ker,” CBC reported.
Campbell, who became Canada’s first female prime minister in 1993, has lobbed criticism at Trump in the past, calling him a “sexual predator” in 2016 after the infamous Access Hollywood tape emerged.
However, her most recent comment on the president, which was retweeted 2,000 times before being deleted, was not universally popular. Dean Del Mastro, who was ex–prime minister Stephen Harper's parliamentary secretary, said the tweet was "simply unacceptable."
Campbell later tweeted that her message referred to the comment by Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who used the expletive in reference to Trump at a meeting of advocacy group meeting MoveOn.
During that meeting, Tlaib said, “And when your son looks at you and says, 'Mama, look, you won. Bullies don't win.' And I say, 'Baby, they don't.' Because we're gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach the motherfucker."