Rep. Debbie Dingell says Trump's comments about her husband 'brought me down in a way you can never imagine'

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  • John Dingell
    John Dingell
    American politician (1926-2019)
  • Debbie Dingell
    American politician
  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    45th President of the United States

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Wednesday night let President Trump know that his comments about her late husband, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), hurt in an unfathomable way.

Earlier in the evening, Trump told supporters at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, that after John Dingell — the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history — died in February, he made sure that he had the best possible state funeral. Trump claimed that Debbie Dingell called him to say it was "the nicest thing that's ever happened, thank you so much, John is looking down." Trump decided to then suggest her husband was in hell, saying, "Maybe he's looking up, I don't know. Maybe."

Trump made the remarks right after Debbie Dingell voted to impeach him. On Twitter, she asked Trump to "set politics aside. My husband earned his accolades after a lifetime of service. I'm preparing for the holiday season without the man I love. You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder."

John Dingell was a prolific tweeter before he died, and would often use the platform to send his own messages to Trump.

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