Pelosi’s remark comes at a time that her Democratic colleagues are pushing for the impeachment of the president following the end of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
As IJR Red reported, House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) sought approval from Pelosi as he looked to initiate impeachment proceedings. However, Pelosi reportedly told her fellow Democrats, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”
Trump responded to Pelosi’s comment during a Fox News exclusive interview while in Normandy during D-Day’s 75th anniversary, saying he doesn’t think Pelosi’s a “talented person.”
“I’ve tried to be nice to her because I would’ve liked to have gotten some deals done,” he continued in his scathing rebuke. “She’s incapable of doing deals.”
“She’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person,” Trump added.
Watch the interview below:
Additionally, Trump lashed out on Friday in a tweet about the House speaker, claiming she’s a “disgrace to herself and her family” for the “disgusting” comment.
…and have no intention of doing anything other than going on a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything on me – both illegal & unprecedented in U.S. history. There was no Collusion – Investigate the Investigators! Go to work on Drug Price Reductions & Infrastructure!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) also blasted the House speaker’s comment, drawing the comparison that “Dems want to see our President in prison, yet voted on Tuesday to give amnesty to gang members, drunk drivers, & firearm offenders.” He is referring to the immigration bill, H.R.6, passed in the House this week that is “pure amnesty” to illegal immigrants, as Crenshaw previously spoke on.
“The issues prioritized by the House Majority are intentionally divisive, meant only to signal that their new direction is sufficiently extreme,” he added.
Dems want to see our President in prison, yet voted on Tuesday to give amnesty to gang members, drunk drivers, & firearm offenders.
The issues prioritized by the House Majority are intentionally divisive, meant only to signal that their new direction is sufficiently extreme. pic.twitter.com/Ntjfm9THWf
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 6, 2019
While Nadler and other House Democrats’ push for impeachment proceedings to begin, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) previously called it a “little premature,” adding, “It’s getting the cart ahead of the horse. You got to get the information, you got to do a study, you got to release a law report, you got to get the underlying documents,” as IJR Red reported.
Aside from impeachment, Pelosi has faced criticism from her Republican colleagues over her lack of legislation to address different issues since taking on her role as speaker of the House and Democrats regaining control of the House, as IJR Red previously reported.