Word is that Prof. Pamela Karlan has apologized for an obviously rehearsed line that dragged 13-year-old Barron Trump’s name into the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing Wednesday. Karlan took a lot of heat for bringing a minor child into politics, and even Melania Trump took to Twitter to tell her she should be ashamed.
PBS White House correspondent and MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor gave the bad pun a “Wow” and described the line as “fire words.”
Fire words from Professor Pamela S. Karlan.
"While the president can name his son Barron (Trump), he can't make him a Barron (a rank of nobility or title of honour in England, often hereditary)."
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) December 4, 2019
Glad she added the definition of baron in there; we’d never had understood the connection.
Is "fire words" slang for hateful snark from an unhinged hag? The media deserves to have Trump as POTUS for four more years. https://t.co/Bh11CX4V1N
— Harold Stickeehans (@StickeeNotes) December 4, 2019
You know a joke is solid when it needs parenthesis.
— Tara Lynn Thompson (@TaraLynnSaid) December 4, 2019
So sad when you hate someone so much you not only besmirch them but also their child. Cruel statement here. You should delete this and apologize.
— Pastor Steve Gaines (@bellevuepastor) December 4, 2019
She won’t. It’s a sickness. #TDS
— Christie (@ChristieC733) December 4, 2019
Yeah “fire words”. A crack about the name of the President’s son radiates poise & professionalism in this most “solemn and prayerful” undertaking.
— Renee Bevevino (@ReneeBevevino) December 4, 2019
Not only did this journalist get the tingles when Democrats' witness attacked a 13-year-old child, she sent a tweet about it. https://t.co/RLhY6xMgFg
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) December 4, 2019
Democrats think it's perfectly acceptable to reference the name of President Trump's teenage son to score political points.
But if a Republican wants to discuss Hunter Biden's bad business deals in Ukraine? Nope! It's a conspiracy!
What a sham. https://t.co/CA8RndBFNw
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) December 4, 2019
How is it possible that someone is even remotely impressed by this performance? It's the kind of dumb joke your angry liberal aunt makes on Facebook, and it has nothing to do with anything they're trying to impeach Trump for. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills https://t.co/ZyCKL4MAlT
— Robert 'Slightly Delinquent' Kroese (@robkroese) December 4, 2019
People don't find #Karlans rhetoric "fire", but "journalists" do.
Further exemplifying the giant schism between media and country they cover. https://t.co/l7XEvcvyjf
— Steph (@steph93065) December 4, 2019
"Fire words" https://t.co/QHZhrClR7M
— 🎅It's🎄Almost ⛄️Christmas🎁 (@jtLOL) December 4, 2019
It was a well rehearsed, throw away comment that was a really bad idea.
— Sharon Olivari (@slolivari) December 4, 2019
Sigh. Baron. The name of the title is Baron, you illiterate lackwit. https://t.co/HpVvAnvose
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) December 4, 2019
Yes, fire words! Dumpster fire, but fire nonetheless. Like PBS' objectivity apparently.
— A Woodworker 🇺🇸 (@oenophil15) December 4, 2019
If that was fire, then this thing really is a dud! Wow..how out of touch are you? 😂😭
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) December 4, 2019
Wow is right…destroyed any measure of credibility she had in one sentence.
— Bodezaffa (@Bodezaffa) December 4, 2019
Solid blue check trash opinion https://t.co/2DeXR4QjBo
— Mike Please (@Peaseinthepants) December 4, 2019
We found the person who liked this line, and she works for PBS https://t.co/jXd8QVioLC
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 4, 2019
These are the people lecturing us about civility and tone. https://t.co/DrbSM9uLnj
— Jeff (@BewzNewznVewz) December 4, 2019
Wow what? She's a classless jackass. https://t.co/raIvWK94IY
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) December 4, 2019
Same media that said you can’t point out @ewarren lied about her son going to public school because you don’t attack kids now praises line using @realDonaldTrump son’s name as a bizarre metaphor. This is why the media is no longer trusted and @NewsHour should be ashamed #frauds
— Darth_Muller (@darth_muller) December 4, 2019
Bringing a child into this is the lowest anyone could go and anyone who sees this as "Fire Words" has a screw loose. pic.twitter.com/YJzxQGlI78
— Karen Lynn 🇺🇸☕️ (@KarenLynnBNB) December 4, 2019
I’ll pray for you. Get help.
— Joe (@Joe__Byrnes) December 4, 2019
‘You should be ashamed’: Melania Trump calls out Pamela Karlan for bringing Barron into her testimony https://t.co/gOuyOc7hmt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 4, 2019