Thanks to the ill-conceived perceptions created by the “resistance” to President Trump, a great many of the Commander in Chief’s critics have been compelled to insult he and his family throughout the course of his first term.
While disagreeing with a US President is not unprecedented, the scope and salaciousness of these attacks are, and we were even treated to a bit of the nastiness during Wednesday’s impeachment hearings.
Pamela Karlan, a Stanford University law professor, had been asked to describe the differences between a U.S. president and a king when she brought up the first son’s name.
‘The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,’ Karlan told lawmakers.
First Lady Melania Trump was wholly incensed, and responded with a scathing statement on the subject.
‘A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it,’ tweeted the first lady.
The incident was almost immediately made a part of the hearing itself.
Soon after FLOTUS’ rare rebuke on Twitter, Melania Trump’s words were read aloud at the hearing, as it stretched into almost the eighth hour.
Several minutes later, Karlan – a Stanford constitutional law professor – apologized.
‘I want to apologize earlier for what I said earlier about the president’s son,’ she said, noting she was happy to admit when she was wrong.
‘I wish the President would apologize, obviously, for the things he’s done that’s wrong but I do regret having said that,’ she added.
Karlan was one of three impeachment witnessed called by House Democrats, with only one person, Professor Johnathan Turley, acting as the sole Republican witness on Wednesday.