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Trump slammed a Democratic representative's profanity as 'disgraceful' — right after reportedly cursing a bunch

President Trump is not known for being squeamish about profanity. He is considerably more willing to curse in public than other recent presidents — watch a supercut here — and some of his most controversial comments, like the Access Hollywood recording and the "shithole" remark, involve profanity.

Nevertheless, when freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said of Trump Thursday night that her plan is to "impeach the motherf---er," the president took offense.

"I thought her comments were disgraceful," he said Friday at a Rose Garden press conference. "I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there," he continued. "I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America."

Alas, this is not evidence of a newfound lingual purity for Trump. In fact, in a meeting with congressional leaders right before the press conference, he cursed a lot, The Washington Post reports: "The president often used profanity during the meeting, apologizing to Pelosi at one point for cursing so much, according to [an unnamed 'official familiar with the exchange']."

In other news, leopards are still spotty. Read the rest of the Post's report here.