The 2016 Republican presidential front-runner, who will be speaking at the PA GOP’s Commonwealth Club luncheon on Friday, sparked a major uproar yesterday. Trump released a statement proposing to prohibit Muslims from entering the United States.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman didn’t appreciate Trump’s comments and made that perfectly clear.
Fetterman’s entire email is included below:
“Donald Trump is a jagoff.”*
“*For friends in other parts of the state, here is the definition of jagoff: an American English derogatory slang term from Pittsburgh English meaning a person who is stupid or inept. It is most prominent in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania areas. The Dictionary of American Regional English defines the term as a ‘general term of disparagement.’ Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagoff.”
Jonathan Tamari of the Inquirer perfectly summarized how this statement fits into the dynamics of the 2016 Democratic Senate primary.
Today is the #PASEN primary in a nutshell: McGinty gets big endorsement; Sestak hosts town hall on ISIS, Fetterman blasts bold statement
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) December 8, 2015