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02/05/2018 12:26 pm ET

Trump's 'Little Adam Schiff' Insult Has People Worried He's 'Losing His Touch'

"Have we exhausted all the bully words in your head?" one Twitter user asked.

Donald Trump may be sorely lacking as a president, but no one can deny he’s an insult artist like no other.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump managed to ding his competition by calling Marco Rubio “Little Marco,” Ted Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted” and Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary.”

And who can forget when he referred to ex-chief strategist Steve Bannon as “Sloppy Steve”?

Yes, the ability to make schoolyard-level insults stick is President Trump’s superpower.

Which is why many people on Twitter felt something was amiss Monday when the President attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) by calling him “Little Adam Schiff.”

Twitter users wondered what was up with Trump’s regurgitated putdown.

People worried it was the end of an era.

Others thought it was time for an intervention.

Some decided to give Trump a taste of his own medicine.

Some people tried to get inside the president’s mind.

Journalist Nora Younkin wanted to make sure she had the correct spelling of the insult.

Even Trump supporters were a little disappointed by the president’s insult and gently offered suggestions (but not in a manner that might make the chief executive turn on them instead).

Schiff responded with his own tweet a short while later, but preferred to insult the president’s policies rather than come up with a nasty nickname.

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