Apparently likening President Donald Trump to a drug or alcohol abuser, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she hopes Trump’s family stages “an intervention for the good of the country.”
And even for Pelosi, it was crossing the line.
Trump and Pelosi spent Wednesday and Thursday engaging in verbal sparring after the president walked out of a scheduled meeting with Democrat leadership on Wednesday.
Pelosi told reporters that Trump was engaged in a “cover-up” before the Wednesday meeting, which prompted Trump’s walkout.
After Trump ended the meeting, Pelosi told reporters that she is going to “pray for the President of the United States.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "We had hope that we could give this President an opportunity to have a signature infrastructure initiative. … I pray for the President of the United States and I pray for the United States of America" https://t.co/UVJ0fExlBY pic.twitter.com/855VZMgDVc
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 22, 2019
Trump fired back on Twitter and sarcastically thanked Pelosi for her prayer comments, implying that she was being disingenuous.
“Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People – and Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!” Trump tweeted.
….Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People – and Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2019
Pelosi escalated her attacks on Thursday by telling a news conference she hopes Trump’s family holds an intervention.
“I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”
Nancy Pelosi: "I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country."
Via ABC pic.twitter.com/E1oKF7B8vW
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 23, 2019
Pelosi’s words go beyond a difference in politics — this was a vicious, personal attack. Interventions are held for people with drug and alcohol problems, mental health issues or self-destructive tendencies.
Trump doesn’t drink and isn’t a drug addict. And the only thing he’s destroyed is the unemployment rate.
But since Trump was elected, some Democrats have suggested invoking the 25th Amendment and removing the president for mental health concerns, despite Trump’s doctors insisting that he’s perfectly healthy.
Trump doesn’t need an intervention, and as his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., pointed out, it’s unlikely that Pelosi is actually praying for Trump.
“I don’t think the party of infanticide is praying for anyone,” Trump Jr. said Thursday on Fox News.
Donald Trump Jr. responds to Democrat Nancy Pelosi saying that she is praying for his father: “I don’t think the party of infanticide is praying for anyone” pic.twitter.com/7rRE6L3Wmx
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 23, 2019
Instead of an “intervention” for Trump, perhaps Democrats need an intervention.
Their policies and attacks are becoming more sickening with each passing day.