Nancy Pelosi Mocks Trump's 'Manhood' After 'Wild' Oval Office Meet, Says She Tried To 'Be The Mom'
Nancy Pelosi mocked President Trump’s “manhood” and questioned his basic understanding of government spending during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats on Tuesday, according to an aide in the room.
The California congresswoman, who’s vying to become the next House speaker, made the blistering remarks after returning to the Capitol from a tense Oval Office sit down with Trump, during which he repeatedly threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress fails to cough up at least $5 billion for his long-sought border wall with Mexico.
“It’s like a manhood thing for him,” Pelosi told the Dems of Trump’s wall obsession, according to the source. “As if manhood could ever be associated with him.”
Pelosi stressed she made clear to Trump there isn’t enough support in Congress for a wall and speculated the President is refusing to back down because he’s scared to run away with his tail between his legs.
“I was trying to be the mom. I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild,” Pelosi said of the meeting, which was also attended by Vice President Pence and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”
With reporters still present, Trump boasted during the meet he would be “proud” to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t earmark cash for a wall before a Dec. 21 spending deadline.
All in all, Pelosi told Democrats the Oval Office meeting was a win for their party.
“The fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his,” Pelosi said. “That was an accomplishment.”
A White House spokeswoman did not return a request for comment.
After spending the campaign promising Mexico would pay for a border wall, Trump has since taking office demanded Congress makes sure American taxpayers foot the bill.
Democrats and a handful of Republicans have consistently refused and argue Trump’s wall obsession is rooted in racism, not national security.
A source briefed on what went down during Trump’s meeting with Pelosi and Schumer once reporters left the room said the President appears reluctant to come to terms with reality.
“The President was not firmly footed in the nuances,” the source said. “He was only focused on the topical aspects of his campaign pledge for a border wall that Mexico would pay for and he was unwilling to accept the reality that his own Republican-controlled Congress will only pass the deal that Schumer and Pelosi were meeting him about, which is a deal without a wall.” ___
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