President Donald Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her criticism of his recent comments about foreign intelligence during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Friday.
“I’ll go with what Mark Levin said, cause nobody could say it better,” said Trump. “It’s a fascist statement, it’s a disgraceful statement, I call her ‘nervous Nancy,’ she’s a nervous wreck. And I’ll tell you what, for her to make a statement like that is outrageous.”
He criticized members of her party for their actions during the 2016 election, claiming that their actions were criminal.
“Her party got caught spying and if you look at what happened,” Trump said. “Hillary Clinton, with the money that ultimately went to Russia for the fake dossier, that total fake pile of stuff … that’s the criminal.”
President Trump slams Speaker Pelosi after she accused him of being “involved in a criminal cover-up”
Posted by Fox & Friends on Friday, June 14, 2019
As IJR News reported, Pelosi has been extremely critical of the president, going as far to say that he had been involved in a cover-up.
“No one is above the law, including the president of the United States,” said Pelosi. “And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
During a Thursday press conference, the speaker doubled down on that claim and condemned the president’s statements about listening to foreign intelligence.
“Yesterday, the president gave us, once again, evidence that he does not know right from wrong,” Pelosi explained. “It’s a very sad thing.”
She claimed his statements to ABC were “cavalier, to disregard, to be indifferent to law, and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
As IJR previously reported, Trump said that he would consider listening to foreign information on a political opponent.
“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” Trump said. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong.”
Pelosi is the latest official to criticize the president for his statement, but it is uncertain if the president’s campaign will be affected by the controversial statements.