Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) chose the wrong day to call a woman fat.
It was election day Tuesday and a local news station caught the whole fiasco on camera. And whether it was related or her undying support for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump — who has called fat women “pigs” — Ellmers lost her race.
“You’re eating a little too much pork barbecue. Whoo!” Ellmers called out to Maggie Sandrock, former chair of the Harnett County Republican Party.
WCNC, a local CBS affilate, caught the whole thing on film.
Sandrock backed Ellmers in her previous runs for Congress, but this time around she supported Ellmer’s opponent, George Holding.
Anyone looks more plump when they’re siding with the enemy, right?
When Ellmers was confronted with questions about the fat remark, the congresswoman double downed on her original opinion.
“She’s gained some weight. Yea,” she casually told CBS North Carolina as if it was no big deal. “She’s put on a little weight.”
For her part, Sandrock said friends don’t point out each other’s weight gain. “Good friends don’t tell you you’re fat or you’re getting fat,” she said. “They may say, ‘Everything going well Maggie? You look a little stressed out.’”
She also said Ellmers has turned into a “mean girl on steroids.”