Mark Roberts, a congressional candidate running in Oregon, made national headlines on Monday when he launched a nasty attack on First Lady Melania Trump on Twitter, comparing her to a prostitute.
Responding to a flattering tweet about Melania Trump from Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, Roberts responded, “Did you know the First Lady works by the hour?”
Roberts included two hashtags, including #thinkdirty and #hoebag.
On Wednesday, Melania Trump’s team finally responded to the vile attack.
FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham provided a statement to Glamour Magazine blasting Roberts for the sexually charged insult.
“This is just more hypocritical intolerance from those who oppose her husband’s administration,” Grisham said. “To say such ugly words about a mother, wife, and our First Lady is not just a pathetic attempt at getting himself in the news; it is disturbing and despicable."
Roberts's original tweet was harshly condemned by people on both sides of the aisle.
"It's one thing to dislike the President, but calling the First Lady a prostitute is too much and this congressional candidate should apologize," Erick Erickson tweeted.
Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of Real Clear Politics, responded, "Delete your candidacy."
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin showed her support for the first lady as well.
President Trump had yet to comment on the matter, but Roberts should expect a scathing rebuke if the president decides to address the attack on his wife.