House Republican parrots Donald Trump’s 'milktoast' insult during live Fox News interview
United States Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) appeared on Tuesday night's edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle and repeated an insult toward guest host Kayleigh McEnany that originated with former President Donald Trump.
Trump accused McEnany — who served as his final White House press secretary — of misrepresenting his standing among Republican primary voters when compared to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, his chief rival for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
"Kayleigh ‘Milktoast’ McEnany just gave out the wrong poll numbers on FoxNews," Trump wrote on his beleaguered Truth Social app. "I am 34 points up on DeSanctimonious, not 25 up. While 25 is great, it's not 34. She knew the number was corrected upwards by the group that did the poll. The RINOS & Globalists can have her. FoxNews should only use REAL Stars!!!"
Raw Story noted that "McEnany has sung Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' praises and earlier this year encouraged him to run."
Less than two hours after Trump posted his jab at McEnany, Roy — a right-wing member of the House Rules Committee who has parrotted Trump's opposition to the proposal to raise the debt ceiling that was negotiated by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) and President Joe Biden — fired off his cheap shot when McEnany broached the topic.
"You know, starting with you Congressman Chip Roy, what is the realistic alternative to this? Because I understand we wouldn't formally default. We can pay the interest on our debt, but our debt could be downgraded and that could be catastrophic. So what is the realistic alternative to this deal?" McEnany asked him.
"Well, thanks, Kayleigh," Roy replied. "First of all, you know, the, everything that we're seeing out of the bill that was put forward, this, this deal, this hatched this weekend, is pretty milquetoast, if, uh, if that word might mean something to you."
Per The Daily Beast, Roy eventually answered McEnany's question:
'The real problem we face is the $4 trillion in debt, and they've pushed this thing up to Jan. 1, 2025 with an uncapped amount which we think will be about $4 trillion. And we didn't sign up to basically free spending for $4 trillion in debt,' he said.
'The alternative is pretty simple: you have about $28 or $29 billion in COVID funds, you have $80 billion in IRS money—all of us agreed it should go away,' he continued. 'The No. 1 thing we campaigned on was getting rid of that IRS money.'
Watch the exchange below or at this link.
\u201cRoy to Kayleigh: The deal hatched this weekend is pretty milquetoast if that word might mean something to you\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1685498719
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