Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaBannon seeks to boost Republican turnout in midterms with new film Barack Obama and the 'resister-in-chief' Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author MORE and former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump Fox News poll shows Dems with edge ahead of midterms Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House MORE aide Phillipe Reines faced-off in a heated exchange Tuesday night on Fox News.

Reines, at one point during the exchange, suggested that Gorka's views would only make sense if he were drinking.

"I've heard his opinions and read about them," Reines said of Gorka, who is a contributor to The Hill, during Tuesday night's taping of "The Ingraham Angle."

"I was hoping to God that when I got this close I'd smell booze, it would make it a little bit more understandable," he said.


Host Laura Ingraham immediately rebuked Reines for the comment, asking why the "personal attack."

Gorka then made fun of Reines's name, calling him Philippe, Phil or "whatever you call yourself," prompting Ingraham to again say "let's not get personal."

Reines's comment came after a bizarre series of interviews on Monday by former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg. During an interview on CNN, anchor Erin Burnett said she smelled alcohol on Nunberg's breath. He said he had not been drinking.

When Reines argued that Ingraham was allowing Gorka to get personal, Ingraham said, "You drew first blood, remember, Rambo?"

"You have Trump derangement syndrome," Gorka told Reines later in the interview.

Gorka and Reines are both known for having a take-no-prisoners style to political exchanges.

The fight on Tuesday started with a discussion on Trump's proposal for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which are opposed by many Republicans. Reines said it was an example of Trump continually "waging war" against his own party.