President Trump tore into Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, saying the House speaker has “mental problems” after she poked at his weight in a TV appearance.
“Pelosi is a sick woman. She’s got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems,” Trump told reporters on Capitol Hill after attending a lunch with Senate Republicans.
Trump made the remark during a lengthy answer about the Justice Department moving to drop its prosecution of former national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Trump listed accomplishments that he said he was able to accomplish despite “an illegal witch hunt” into claims his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.
“We’re dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country,” Trump said.
Earlier in the gaggle with reporters, Trump declined to directly respond to Pelosi saying Monday night on CNN that Trump should not be taking the drug hydroxychloroquine to protect against contracting the coronavirus because he is “morbidly obese.”
“I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of time,” Trump initially said on Tuesday.
Trump and Pelosi have traded barbs for years, including over her frequent public assertion that she “prays” for him. Trump, meanwhile, has smarted over House Democrats impeaching him last year for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who held a cushy board job at a Ukrainian energy firm.
Trump told The Post in an Oval Office interview this month that he objected to the tenor of Democrats on Capitol Hill.
“It’s not a good working environment. And it’s caused by them, it’s not caused by me, it’s caused by them,” Trump said. “I could totally do the impeachment hoax, you know, as an example — the impeachment hoax. Total hoax.”
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.