Pelosi Disses Trump, and He Fires Back

President criticizes 60 Minutes 'puff piece,' escalates criticism of Pelosi's defense of Omar
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2019 10:58 AM CDT
Trump Responds to Pelosi's 60 Minutes Interview
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she didn't have much good to say about President Trump. Among her lines: "There's nobody in the country who knows better that he should not be president of the United States than Donald Trump," she told Lesley Stahl. Trump took notice, deriding the "puff piece" and Pelosi ("her leadership has passed no meaningful legislation") in a tweet. "All they do is Investigate, as it turns out, crimes that they instigated & committed," he wrote. "The Mueller No Collusion decision wasn’t even discussed-and she was a disaster at W.H." Trump later ramped up his criticism not only of Pelosi but of Rep. Ilhan Omar—after Pelosi complained that Trump's attacks were putting Omar in physical danger.

Trump suggested that freshman congresswoman Omar was in charge of Pelosi, rather than vice versa. "Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made," wrote Trump. "She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!" On Sunday night, Omar said that she's been getting death threats since the president tweeted a critical video about her 9/11 comments. Also in Sunday's interview, the Daily News notes that Pelosi downplayed the influence of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. When Stahl asked about the sway of "AOC and her group," Pelosi responded, "That's like five people." (More Nancy Pelosi stories.)

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