Just when we thought that the tension could get any thicker on Capitol Hill, hatchets began hanging in the air – courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi AND President Trump. Yesterday began with a briefing from Pelosi – where she didn’t mince words and raised serious questions about Trump's mental stability.
After suggesting he had something of a meltdown at the previous day’s meeting, Pelosi said members of Trump's family or administration should consider staging an "intervention" with the President. She also said she’d “pray for him.” As we told you yesterday, Trump had already disputed reports about his demeanor at the three-minute meeting with Democrats – insisting that he was very calm.
As for Trump, he’s calling Pelosi’s comments “a nasty statement.” Speaking at an event, he the "rage narrative" false and is being promoted by a "Fake News Media." He called the media “corrupt” and referred to Pelosi as “a mess.” And he wasn’t above questioning Pelosi’s mental state either – saying she wasn’t able to comprehend the new North American trade deal. Not surprisingly, Trump also had some choice words for "sad" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
And in an interesting moment during yesterday’s press event, the President polled a number of his staffers in front of the media to back up his assertion that he was calm when meeting with Pelosi and Schumer and said he could produce “25 more people to say the same thing.”
Meanwhile…Doctored videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi are spreading on social media…with some help from President Trump. Videos from Pelosi’s Wednesday speech at the Center for American Progress are altered to make her sound like she's slurring her words. While the origin of the video is unknown, it’s spreading like wildfire. President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, tweeted – and later deleted – a link to the doctored video. But last night? Mr. Trump tweeted a different video of the Speaker that was selectively edited to focus on moments when she paused or stumbled.
Source: Washington Post