On Friday while speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, President Trump hammered a reporter over his recent “attacks” on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“What do you want to accomplish with your personal attacks on the Speaker — you’re saying she’s lost it–” the liberal reporter asked President Trump.
“Excuse me!” Trump quickly responded. “This just shows how fake you and the news are! When you say personal attacks, did you hear what she said about me long before her? Did you? She made horrible statements. She knows they’re not true. She said terrible things so I just responded.”
He wasn’t finished. “You think Nancy is the same as she was? She’s not. Maybe we can all say that…”
WATCH the clip below:
President Trump: "I want to do what's good for the country. I think Nancy Pelosi is not helping this country."
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 24, 2019
The President’s comments come in response to disagreements between him and Speaker Pelosi. Although the Mueller investigation is over and clearly showed no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, Democrats in the House have made it clear that they will stop at nothing to impeach the President. Pelosi has been against the idea of impeachment in the past however she is getting more and more pressure from her own party to begin impeachment proceedings against the President.
During a meeting that was supposed to be about infrastructure, the President walked out of the meeting telling Pelosi he wasn’t going to negotiate until they were done with their bogus investigations.
“So I just wanted to let you know that I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure,” Trump said to reporters while discussing his meeting with Pelosi and Schumer.
He added: “I want to do it more than you want to do it. I would be really good at that. That’s what I do. But you know what? You can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with.”
The president has always been pretty nice to the Speaker considering her hadn’t given her a nickname like he has with so many of his political foes in the past. This changed however once Pelosi said he had a temper tantrum.
The New York Times reported that, “The president, who has largely avoided direct personal attacks on the speaker, finally gave her a derogatory nickname — calling her ‘Crazy Nancy,’ after Ms. Pelosi had suggested Mr. Trump’s behavior was so erratic it required an ‘intervention’ from his family and staff.”
“She’s a mess. She’s lost it,” Trump said while speaking about Pelosi as he called himself an “extremely stable genius.”
“When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues,” Pelosi responded on Twitter.
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