President Donald Trump on Thursday called on his top aides to publicly state he was "calm" during the disastrous meeting with Democratic leaders the day before, as he hijacked an event with farmers to air his grievances over Speaker Nancy Pelosi and insist upon his mental fitness.
On Wednesday, Mr. Trump used a White House meeting with Ms. Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, to demand they stop investigating his finances and ties to Russian Federation. "It's too complicated. But it's not a complicated deal", Trump also said, according to Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.
Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies. "She is not the same person".
"It's very hard to have a meeting where you accuse the president of the United States of a crime and an hour later show up and act as if nothing has happened", Sanders told reporters outside the White House. "When the "extremely stable genius" starts acting more presidential, I'll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues," she tweeted. The video, which pulls parts from Pelosi's Thursday press conference, in which she suggested Mr. Trump's staff or family should stage an intervention, is edited to heighten and highlight any verbal missteps.
"I don't think they can go down two tracks".
Trump took to Twitter to say Pelosi's characterization "is not true". Fakes like the doctored Pelosi video are reminiscent of right's misogynist campaign to paint Hillary Clinton as ill or infirm during the 2016 election.
While touting his own record as president, Trump said he believes Pelosi "is not helping this country" and called Democrats "obstructionists".
The Democrats could slap together a couple of hearings with law professors and former prosecutors and impeach Trump tomorrow if they wanted to.
Trump's eldest son also commented on the platform Democrats are going to take for the 2020 election, saying "Honestly, this election, 2020, it's about communism versus freedom".
Trump watched Pelosi during their meeting "and she was all insane with the hands and everything", he said, waving his arms around for emphasis.
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She said Democrats will "follow the facts" in collecting information about Trump's financial dealings, his 28-month presidency and the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian intrusion in the 2016 US presidential and whether Trump tried to obstruct it.
Nadler, a 14-term congressman, told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that he had urged Pelosi to accelerate the House response to an increasingly intransigent Trump administration but conceded Democratic victories in courts against the administration have weakened his argument.