"Thuggish" is a new word being used by the left to describe President Donald Trump. At least CNN is using it, anyway.
On Monday, CNN network political analyst Kirsten Powers was speaking with Anderson Cooper during the broadcast of “Anderson Cooper 360,” and she accused the president of having "thuggish" behavior.
This comes after a report that Trump has suggesting ousting impeachment witnesses after another handful prepare to publicly testify on Capitol Hill.
Cooper said, “Kirsten, it will be interesting to see how the president decides to conduct himself this week, whether or not, you know, he continues to tweet against witnesses or about witnesses as they are testifying.”
Powers responded, “Yeah. Why wouldn’t he keep doing what he always does? He seems incapable of not doing that. And I do think this moving people, punishing people, right, for testifying under oath and telling the truth, I think it’s thuggish. It really is."
"It’s beyond inappropriate, in the sense that the president operates like he’s a king, basically." She continued, "Like these people are supposed to go up there and lie. They’ve been called before Congress. They’re telling the truth. They should not be punished for that. They work for the U.S. government, which is something that is actually bigger than Donald Trump.”
King Trump has a bit of a ring to it if you ask me.
Here is the episode clip of their conversation: