Senators didn’t shut off their microphones on Tuesday after a subcommittee hearing and were caught criticizing President Donald Trump
“I think — I think he’s crazy,” Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat of the committee, said of Trump, according to the Washington Post.
Reed continued: “I mean, I don’t say that lightly and as a kind of a goofy guy.”
“I’m worried,” Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) responded, the Post reported.
Collins and Reed were discussing the Federal budget following a hearing by the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee when the Trump bashing started.
Collins implied that Trump doesn’t even know about the Budget Control Act, a 2011 law that defines the budget process. The pair noted that Trump discussed his budget at an event last weekend to launch a new aircraft carrier.
“He was down at the Ford commissioning… saying, ‘I want them to pass my budget.’ Okay, so we give him $54 billion and then we take it away across the board which would cause chaos,” Reed said.
“Right,” Collins fired back before Reed said, “Not one word about the debt ceiling.”
Trump had quite a morning on Tuesday. In addition to being ridiculed by Senators on a hot mic, he fired off numerous tweets, including one that mocked Senate investigators by offering 11-year-old-son, Barron, to speak now that son-in-law Jared Kushner is finished. Trump also ripped Attorney General Jeff Sessions and caused MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to urge him to stop watching “Morning Joe.”