Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she doesn’t want to spend much time discussing criticisms President Trump made about her while he was overseas last week, saying that doing so would give Trump a win.
“I’m done with him,” she said at an event on fiscal policy hosted by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“I don’t even want to talk about it.”
The Speaker added, “My stock goes up every time he attacks me.”
During a Fox News interview last week while in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Trump called Pelosi a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person” and a “disgrace.”
Pelosi, who was also in Normandy last week, said that when she is on congressional delegation trips overseas, she doesn’t criticize the president.
Trump, however, “took a different tact,” Pelosi said.
The Speaker called Trump the “diverter of attention in chief” who wants to distract from his own behavior on issues such as trade.
“What bothers me more is that we’re talking about that instead of how to reduce the national debt,” the speaker said.
While in Normandy, Trump called Pelosi a “disaster” over her handling of a possible impeachment inquiry.
The president was targeting special counsel Robert Mueller for his comments on his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and said he didn’t think Pelosi would talk about the report.
“Nancy Pelosi, I call her ‘Nervous Nancy,’ Nancy Pelosi doesn’t talk about it,” Trump said, referring to special counsel Mueller’s comments.
“Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK? She’s a disaster. Let her do what she wants, you know what? I think they’re in big trouble.”
During a separate interview later in the Peterson Foundation’s event, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was asked about Pelosi’s remark that she is done with Trump.
“We’re not done with her, and I doubt she’s done with us,” Mulvaney said.