Democratic State Representative Litesa Wallace tweeted some strong words of her own in response to President Donald Trump’s Tuesday morning tweets in which he called former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife” and a “dog”.
Trump tweeted a barrage of insults Tuesday morning as Manigault Newman continued promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings. Her book paints a damning picture of Trump, including her claim that he used racial slurs on the set of his reality show “The Apprentice.”
“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” Trump said. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” John Kelly is White House chief of staff.
Wallace, who describes herself as a social justice warrior on Twitter, took to the platform on Tuesday morning, tweeting “Let me translate what he said: Lowlife/give her a job= Black women are poor and ‘ghetto’; Dog=B-I-T-C-H”
Let me translate what he said— Litesa Wallace (@LitesaWallace) August 14, 2018
Lowlife/give her a job= Black women are poor and “ghetto”— Litesa Wallace (@LitesaWallace) August 14, 2018
Dog = B-I-T-C-H— Litesa Wallace (@LitesaWallace) August 14, 2018
President Trump often uses canine slurs to characterize his opponents.
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. He can do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
Mitt Romney had his chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. Now he calls me racist-but I am least racist person there is— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016
He has likened Kristen Stewart, Mitt Romney, and Reverend Jeremiah Wright, former FBI director James Comey, former acting attorney general Sally Yates, former chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon, Sen. Marco Rubio and journalist David Gregory to “dogs” on Twitter over the years, but his insult to Manigault-Newman did not include the “like a” pretext.
Wallace was appointed to the seat vacated by longtime Rep. Chuck Jefferson, to whom she was a top aide. She was then elected to the 67th District legislative seat representing Rockford in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.
She also ran for the office of Lt. Governor as the running mate to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss in 2017.