Michigan AG returns fire on Trump: ‘You’re not our type’

President Trump takes to Twitter to criticize Michigan AG Dana Nessel

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel addresses the media during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

President Donald Trump has once again taken aim at Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Twitter early Sunday morning -- and she was not having it.

Early on Dec. 27, Trump tweeted that he disapproved of Nessel’s move to sanction the GOP attorneys who pushed falsehoods in court while backing the president’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump said the lawyers who may be facing sanctions are “true patriots who are fighting for the truth” and that, instead, Nessel “should be sanctioned.”

Read: GOP attorneys could face sanctions over falsehoods pressed in Michigan election lawsuits

Nessel fired back at Trump Sunday morning, calling him selfish and alluding that he, himself, is not a patriot.

“A patriot is a person who vigorously defends their country against its enemies and detractors. History will reveal which you were. I wish you loved your country half as much as you love yourself,” reads Nessel’s tweet. “Also, time to stop obsessing about those women from Michigan. You’re not our type.”

Nessel followed up with another tweet Sunday, saying she doesn’t expect this behavior from President-elect Joe Biden come his inauguration in January.


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