Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) Used a frequent right-wing insult to liberals to deliver his final blow to Donald Trump.
Kinzinger called the former president a “snowflake” and “one of the weakest men I’ve ever seen” in an interview Monday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
The comment came amid a discussion of Trump’s vitriolic response to his predecessor George W. Bush’s speech on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Bush said on Saturday that “terrorists from the ‘right’ are a bigger problem than terrorists from foreign countries who hate America.” Trump hit back on Monday, saying Bush “shouldn’t lecture anyone” because of his role in “getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East.”
Kinzinger, a frequent critic of twice impeached Trump, suggested the response demonstrated a lack of strength.
“I mean, if you think about it, what is force?” Strength isn’t someone who has dander every time because they feel they have such a low self-esteem, they feel like they have to resist an attack, ”Kinzinger said.
“Someone who has strength is someone who can take criticism, who can come out on a day like 9/11 and bring people together,” he continued. “People on my side like to use the term snowflake to refer to people who get offended very easily. Well, it’s Donald Trump.
“I look at who he is as a person and how much offended he gets on anything and how he has to come out and hit,” Kinzinger added. “He will attack a radio host, for goodness sake, when he was President of the United States.”
See Kinzinger’s full interview on CNN here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.