In 2016, Donald Trump was calling Hillary Clinton a "Nasty Woman" and it sparked an (extremely negative) national movement; now we have the "Impolite Arrogant Woman" courtesy of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Buzzfeed News is reporting that, in a private email to Kevin Carroll, Kelly referred to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, as an "impolite, arrogant woman" while referring to a conversation he had with Warren about Trump's illegal Muslim travel ban.
He went on to write:
What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah blah blah.
Here is a copy of the exchange:
No one would expect an impolite, arrogant woman to remain quiet over this and Warren didn't disappoint. She took to Twitter to set the record straight.
There was only 1 problem: the new @DHSgov Secretary John Kelly wouldn’t return my calls. When I finally got him on… https://t.co/JLmJKuUax2— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539356584.0
I asked John Kelly for an office number I could use in the future to reach him more quickly. He tried to give me th… https://t.co/6EjklyCQOy— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539356674.0
Before we got off the phone, I gave John Kelly something back for his troubles: a message on behalf of the American… https://t.co/F0uIJaCd1V— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539356747.0
Was I tough on John Kelly in that phone call? You bet I was. Apparently he thought I was an “impolite arrogant woma… https://t.co/nUc6gXp0SZ— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539356847.0
Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump can’t shut me up – and neither can John Kelly. (He can’t even get @realDonaldTrump… https://t.co/EWoawwv30Z— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539356931.0
There are some men who can only hear “blah blah blah” whenever a woman’s talking. But there’s nothing impolite abou… https://t.co/nzA85sqJbm— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539357001.0
And that is how that went.
@elizabethforma @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov Thank you, Sen. Warren! You are on my hero list! #resist— Lea (@Lea) 1539362104.0
@elizabethforma @JasonLeopold @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov No explanation is necessary. We all know his comments are r… https://t.co/2zp62mQuP9— Mrs. Caldwell, JD (@Mrs. Caldwell, JD) 1539358469.0
People appreciate Warren's hard work:
@elizabethforma @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov Thank you, Senator! You were doing your job and speaking up on behalf of t… https://t.co/8rsYXLyGvL— Lara (@Lara) 1539357140.0
@elizabethforma @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov Funny, because the adjective he uses to describe @SenWarren are the adject… https://t.co/A7fUvcRJ9i— 🌊 2L2Q 🌊 (@🌊 2L2Q 🌊) 1539357643.0
@elizabethforma @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov I'd take that as a high compliment given the source.— Demarque (@Demarque) 1539357503.0
Did they teach impoliteness and arrogance in charm school? They should.