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California Republican compliments Trump by calling him 'an a--hole'

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) mooned over President Trump to a private group of Republicans on Friday, choosing unconventional words to butter up the commander in chief, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported:

Hunter, one of Donald Trump's first allies in Congress, described the president in profane terms to a group of Republicans on Friday, but also touted the president as their champion.

"He's just like he is on TV,” Hunter, R-Alpine, told the group. "He's an asshole, but he's our asshole." [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

Hunter's backsided compliment was confirmed to the Union-Tribune by four people who were present, but the paper was unable to contact Hunter for comment because his voice mailbox "was filled and could not accept more messages." The California congressman apparently also told attendees that "descriptions of Trump's personality have been accurate," the Union-Tribune reported.

But Hunter didn't bottom out after the controversial quip: One attendee said the crowd liked the remark "very much. They were fine with that answer."