“It was a very positive meeting. Nobody called anyone an ignorant slut,” Kennedy said, according to Independent Journal Review’s Haley Byrd.
“It was a very positive meeting,” Republican Sen. Kennedy says after Trump GOP lunch. “Nobody called anyone an ignorant slut.”— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) October 24, 2017
Kennedy was referring to the famous “Point-Counterpoint” sketch from "Saturday Night Live" (SNL).
During the "Weekend Update" sketch, SNL star Dan Aykroyd would begin each response to fellow cast member Jane Curtin with the phrase, “Jane, you ignorant slut.”
Trump met with GOP senators on tax reform during a closed-door lunch Tuesday. The meeting took place after Trump and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her MORE (R-Tenn.) reignited a feud on Twitter and during TV appearances.
Kennedy told reporters that the exchanges hadn’t come up during the meeting, despite both Corker and Trump having attended the lunch.
Trump went after Corker in a series of tweets earlier Tuesday.
“Bob Corker, who helped President O give us the bad Iran Deal & couldn't get elected dog catcher in Tennessee, is now fighting Tax Cuts ... Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!" Trump tweeted.
Corker fired back during an interview with CNN, saying he would not support Trump for the presidency again.
"I don't know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard and debases our country in the way that he does, but he does," Corker said. "I think the debasing of our nation ... will be what he'll be remembered most for."