GOP Rep. Congratulates Reporter With Swipe at Trump: How Long Till He Calls You ‘Pretty Asian Lady’?

Trump-critical congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) took a big swing at President Trump on Twitter while congratulating a reporter on a new job.

Politico‘s Seung Min Kim announced she’s joining the Washington Post on Twitter this afternoon:

Ros-Lehtinen offered her congratulations with… this:

Ros-Lehtinen, who is not seeking re-election this year, is making reference to that report from a few weeks ago with this anecdote about Trump’s comments to an intelligence analyst:

He wanted to know where “your people” are from, according to the officials, who spoke off the record due to the nature of the internal discussions.

After the analyst revealed that her parents are Korean, Trump turned to an adviser in the room and seemed to suggest her ethnicity should determine her career path, asking why the “pretty Korean lady” isn’t negotiating with North Korea on his administration’s behalf, the officials said.

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