During President Donald Trump‘s celebratory impeachment acquittal party on Thursday, he doled out strange compliments to his allies.

He admired the physique of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

“When I first got to know Jim, I said, ‘Huh, never wears a jacket. What the hell is going on?’ He’s obviously very proud of his body,” Trump said of the former wrestling coach.

He noted Jordan’s cauliflower ear as well.


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“One day I’m looking, and he looks tough, and I’m looking — and I’m looking at those ears,” Trump said. “And I say, ‘Those ears have something going on there.’ I said, ‘Did you ever wrestle?’ ‘Yeah, I did.’ But he doesn’t talk, but I checked.”

 He called Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) a dungeon-goer.

“This guy goes down into dungeons and basements. He’ll find a document, no matter what. He’s the most legitimate human being,” the president said of Nunes.

Trump said he did not know who Nunes was during his early years of the presidency, but “just heard there were like — there was this congressman who kept going into a basement, into files. He knew something was wrong.”

He told Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Lousiana) he looked handsome after his blood loss.

Scalise was critically wounded during the 2017 shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice.

“It really looked like he had a 20, 25 percent chance. I think you set a record for blood loss,” Trump said. “And Steve Scalise — I actually, honestly, I think you’re better-looking now. You’re more handsome now. You weren’t that good looking. You look good now.”

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