WH Spox: Trump Was “Just Riffing” When He Said Deceased Lawmaker Is In Hell
Aaron Rupar on Twitter
“STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did Trump joke about John Dingell being in hell at his rally last night? STEPHANIE GRISHAM: "As we all know, the president is a counter-puncher. It was a very supportive and wild crowd. He was just riffing." https://t.co/Wv8BuP8t3u”
After President Donald Trump joked during his campaign rally that the late Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) might be "looking down" from his eternal resting place, rather than looking down from heaven, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended the president's comments.
Asked by Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos why Trump joked that Dingell was in hell, Grisham answered:
"As we all know, the president is a counter-puncher. It was a very supportive and wild crowd. He was just riffing."