Trump Put Politics Aside to Wish ‘Tough’ Nadler Well During His Brief Hospitalization: Report

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President Donald Trump set aside his differences with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to wish him well during his hospitalization in May.

According to a report by Yahoo News, the lawmaker and president are long-time rivals, with their first disagreement happening in the 1980s over a real estate project. However, that was forgotten in May when Nadler fainted during an event.

While Nadler simply suffered from dehydration, the “hospital was just a precaution,” said one Nadler staffer to Yahoo News. They also shared details of the phone call, which Trump made from Air Force One.

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Trump told Nadler that he had seen him while watching television and that he was “tough.” While they did not discuss politics during the call, the president asked Nadler if there was anything he could do for the lawmaker.

As IJR Red previously reported, the House Judiciary chair has often criticized the president and even pushed for impeachment. Responding to a recent question on impeachment, Nadler made his intentions clear.

“Yeah, I do… obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable,” said Nadler on “Meet The Press.”

Nadler has often spoken with reporters about his opinion on the Mueller report, as IJR Blue reported. When asked if he believed Trump has engaged in criminal behavior, Nadler replied: “of course he did.”

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“The more charitable interpretation is that he simply believes in the so-called unitary theory of government, and this tyrannical theory that any president cannot obstruct justice, that as long as he believes that he didn’t do anything wrong, he can stop an investigation,” said Nadler.

He went on to claim that both options were concerning.

“One would have him being very dishonest, the other would have him being honest but very dangerous to the republic,” he said.

While the two men do not share the same beliefs, Trump’s call showed human concern for the well-being of a peer.

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Allen Zabel

Nancy Pelosi and seven others, have been in congress for over fifty years.
Why not call congress, what it is. A job with assisted living included.

Virginia Norselli
Virginia Norselli


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