House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday, Sept. 25, said “every knock” from President Donald Trump is a “boost” for her so she doesn’t care about what the president says.
“I don’t care what he says about me. Every knock from him is a boost for me. If he wants to help me raise money, he can keep knocking me,” Pelosi told “CBS This Morning.”
Pelosi disagreed with the host when she said that her language toward the president “is just as egregious.”
“But I’m speaking truth. Our Constitution is at the mercy of people who have no allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. They have repeatedly demonstrated that,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi and President Trump haven’t had a face-to-face conversation since Oct. 16, 2019 when a meeting about the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria took place at the White House.
The two haven’t even been in the same room together since February at the National Prayer Breakfast—two days after President Trump’s State of the Union address, where Pelosi ripped up a copy of his speech.
Pelosi earlier this month defended not speaking directly to President Trump for almost a year amid the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic and wildfire crises in her home state of California. She said that she’s found the president to be unreliable and found it “in the interest of time” to speak to intermediaries, reported The Hill.
“Well, I’ve spoken to his representatives and he says that they speak for him. And I take that to be true about the secretary of the Treasury and we have worked together,” Pelosi said during an interview with MSNBC.
“Quite frankly, my experience with the president has been that it hasn’t been on the level. You know, he’ll say something and then it doesn’t really happen. So in the interest of time, we’ll work with who he sends over,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi had said she would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump’s Supreme Court pick from being confirmed to the bench, saying Democrats will “use every arrow in our quiver” to block the eventual nominee.
However, Pelosi walked back her intention after House Republicans threatened a motion to oust her from the speakership if she brought forth impeachment charges to delay the president from filling the Supreme Court seat.
“I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters Thursday.