'Dumb as a rock': Trump kicks off impeachment defense day by attacking AOC

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January 25, 2020 - 12:08 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – As the White House defense team was getting ready to make its case in the Senate Saturday, President Trump took to Twitter to attack a list of Democrats, including “dumb as a rock AOC.”

The president made the attack on New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats in a morning tweet.

He tweeted: “Our case against lyin’, cheatin’, liddle’ Adam “Shifty” Schiff, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, their leader, dumb as a rock AOC, & the entire Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrat Party, starts today at 10:00 A.M.”

AOC hadn't responded as of Saturday evening.

Trump then passed along praise for himself, quoting Lou Dobbs, who said the president has “the guts” not to be “intimated by this national left wing media that reduces most politicians and public figures to whining, crying, puddles of cowardice.”

Meanwhile, Trump's lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense in a rare Saturday session by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the results of the 2016 election, saying the Democrats' investigations into his dealings with Ukraine were not a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

“They're here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history," White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told senators. “And we can't allow that to happen."

The president's lawyers were making only a truncated argument on Saturday before resuming on Monday. The attorneys are responding to two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House — one that accuses him of encouraging Ukraine to investigate Biden at the same time the administration withheld military aid from the country, and the other that accuses him of obstructing Congress by directing aides not to testify or produce documents.

Trump's defense team took center stage following three days of methodical and passionate arguments from Democrats, who wrapped up Friday by warning that Trump will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. They also implored Republicans to allow new testimony to be heard before senators render a final verdict.

“Give America a fair trial,” said California Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead Democratic impeachment manager. “She’s worth it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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