Trump on Schiff: 'He will not make the LSU football team'

Trump on Schiff: 'He will not make the LSU football team'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE lambasted House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDNC plans to project image calling GOP 'party of Trump' on his DC hotel after Cheney vote Democrats fundraise off of vote to remove Cheney from GOP leadership Free Speech Inc.: The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday following day one of the House's public impeachment hearings led by the congressman.

At a campaign rally in Bossier City, La., the president mocked Schiff, attacking his physical stature and quipping that he "will not make the LSU football team," referring to Louisiana State University.


"Little Shifty Schiff. He's got the little 10-inch neck. 'What size shirts do you need, Adam?' 'I wear a size nine.' Nine," Trump joked to a laughing crowd Thursday evening.

"He will not make the LSU football team, that I can tell you," Trump continued.

The president and his allies have focused their ire on Schiff in recent weeks, accusing the chairman of running an impeachment inquiry without allowing the Trump administration to call its own witnesses.

Trump and his GOP allies have also accused Schiff of having contact with a whistleblower who initially sparked the inquiry with a complaint about the president's conversation with Ukraine's president in July.

Schiff has defended his handling of the inquiry, and argued that the evidence uncovered so far points to Trump withholding military aid to Ukraine on the condition of Ukraine's government investigating former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE (D), a 2020 candidate for president.

"But on the basis of what the witnesses have had to say so far, there are any number of potentially impeachable offenses: including bribery, including high crimes and misdemeanors," he said on Tuesday. "The basic allegations against the president are that he sought foreign interference in a U.S. election, that he conditioned official acts on the performance of these political favors."