President Trump continued to throw jabs at Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) retirement-speech attack on him, saying that when he saw the senator on TV, he “thought he was a Democrat.”
“The first time I saw him on television I assumed he was a Democrat,” he told reporters at the White House.
Trump’s comment came after he mocked Flake for criticizing him earlier Wednesday, writing in a tweet that the retiring senator has just an 18 percent approval rating in his home state.
Trump also noted that his other GOP colleagues gave the president a standing ovation during his lunch with the Senate Republican caucus on Tuesday.
Trump on Flake: “The first time I saw him on television I assumed he was a Democrat,” per @spettypi
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) October 25, 2017
Jeff Flake, with an 18% approval rating in Arizona, said “a lot of my colleagues have spoken out.” Really, they just gave me a standing O!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2017
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