White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham has insisted the president was joking earlier today, when he referred to one of the four wives of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In a 5am tweet, Trump called one of the wives of the killed ISIS leader, who is currently in custody in Turkey, ‘Mrs Baghmammy’.
Grisham claimed the reference was an off-the-cuff joke but the president later contradicted her, tweeting that he had used her correct name.
‘Mrs Baghmammy [ HER REAL NAME!!! ] will have the rest of her life to reflect on her support for America’s cowardly enemies,’ he said. @FoxNews
Islamic scholars said it was an insult to muslims everywhere.
“Imagine calling Melania – who last year underwent treatment for a benign kidney condition – ‘Melanoma’.”
Late night talk show SNL dubbed the repetition, “the Baghmammy double whammy”.