Here's What Trump Has to Say About GOP Challenger - Page 2

President weighs in on Mark Sanford
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2019 10:25 AM CDT

  • "The Three Stooges": Trump is referring to his now (with the addition of Sanford) three primary challengers. Fox News notes the other two are former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.
  • "Flaming dancer": Maria Belen Chapur, with whom Sanford was having an extramarital affair when he infamously claimed to be hiking the Appalachian Trail, is from Argentina. Trump has previously referred to her as a "flamingo dancer" and apparently just forgot the "o" in Monday's tweet. However, "flamingo dancer" is also not accurate, as the Independent points out: If Trump is referring to the iconic Spanish form of dancing, that's flamenco—and, as the paper notes, "there is no evidence ... Chapur has ever been a flamenco dancer." Last year, Chapur herself went after Trump for referring to her as a "flamingo dancer," the Post & Courier reported at the time: "President Trump, with all respect Flamingo (sic) is a Spanish dance, Spain is situated geographically in the European continent (just in case you ignore it)," she wrote on Facebook. "Tango is the Argentinian dance ... though for sure you don't care at all."

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