The comment came amid a discussion about Trumpâ€™s vitriolic response to predecessor George W. Bushâ€™s speech on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Bush on Saturday said â€œterrorists on the â€˜rightâ€™ are a bigger problem than those from foreign countries that hate America.â€ Trump hit back Monday, saying Bush â€œshouldnâ€™t be lecturing anybodyâ€ because of his role in â€œgetting us into the quicksand of the Middle East.â€
Kinzinger, a frequent critic of the twice-impeached Trump, suggested the response demonstrated a lack of strength.
â€œI mean, If you think about it, what is strength? Strength isnâ€™t somebody that just gets their dander up every time because they feel they have such a lack of self-esteem, they feel they have to out an attack,â€ said Kinzinger.
â€œSomebody with strength is someone who can take criticism, who can go out on a day like Sept. 11 and bring people together,â€ he continued. â€œFolks on my side like to use the term snowflake when talking about people that get offended really easy. Well, thatâ€™s Donald Trump.â€
â€œI look at who he is as a person and the amount of offended he gets on anything and how he has to go out and punch down,â€ Kinzinger added. â€œHeâ€™ll attack a radio host, for goodness sakes, when he was president of the United States.â€
See Kinzingerâ€™s full interview on CNN here:
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