Female Dem lawmaker mocks Trump for birthday card addressed to ‘congressman’

Female Dem lawmaker mocks Trump for birthday card addressed to ‘congressman’
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Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Democrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Utah tests Trump on Medicaid expansion | Dems roll out Medicare buy-in proposal | Medicare for all could get hearing next month | Doctors group faces political risks on guns MORE (D-Wash.) in a Thursday tweet mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE for addressing her as "Congressman Jayapal" in a birthday note.

Jayapal shared a photo of the note, dated Sept. 21, that wishes a happy birthday to “Congressman Jayapal.”

“Melania and I send our best wishes for your year ahead,” the letter reads, signed by the president.


Jayapal called it a “nice” note but pointed out that her title is “CongressWOMAN."

She said that her birthday wish is "for Democrats to take back Congress."  

“My birthday wish is for Democrats to take back Congress and address the #CultureofCorruption and horrible policies hurting Americans pouring out of the White House,” Jayapal added.

Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman elected to Congress, has readily shared stories about her struggles with racism and sexism while in office.

The congresswoman in May shared via Twitter an appearance on C-SPAN where a caller questioned her citizenship.

A historic 100 women could be elected to the House during November’s midterm elections. That would mark the largest total number of women ever elected to Congress.