Trump’s Clown Insult Backfires As He Gets Hit With Brutal Pennywise Comparison

President Donald Trump on Thursday night slammed California lieutenant

President Donald Trump on Thursday night slammed California lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, calling him a clown. 

“Democrats want to give welfare and free health care to illegal aliens,” Trump said. “How about this clown in California who’s running for governor? He wants open borders and then he wants to give them health care, education, everything.”

Newsom fired back on Twitter by comparing Trump to Pennywise, the terrifying clown in Stephen King’s “It.”  

Newsom’s comparison to Pennywise quickly took on a life of its own among his supporters:

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