President Donald Trump tore into “dumb” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend and he did not hold back.
The president took to Twitter to respond to a tweet from the GOP’s official account, which highlighted an interview Pelosi had just given on “Fox News Sunday” with anchor Chris Wallace.
During that interview, Pelosi blamed Trump and Republicans for the congressional stalemate that has resulted in the Paycheck Protection Program running out of funding to help save small businesses who are struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic.
As expected, Trump was not happy about her comments and issued a blistering tweet in response.
Nervous Nancy is an inherently “dumb” person. She wasted all of her time on the Impeachment Hoax. She will be overthrown, either by inside or out, just like her last time as “Speaker”. Wallace & @FoxNews are on a bad path, watch! https://t.co/nkEj5YeRjb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2020
This is hardly the first time in recent months the president has publicly declared that he thinks Pelosi will lose her role as the Speaker.
Last December, Pelosi and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed both articles of impeachment — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against Trump.
Trump was acquitted by the GOP-controlled Senate on both charges.
While speaking at a victory speech at the White House after the Senate voted to acquit him, Trump praised House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for keeping all House Republicans unified in voting against the articles of impeachment in the lower chamber.
Trump went on to predict that impeachment would hurt Democrats in the November elections, predicting Republicans will win back control of the House.
Trump also predicted McCarthy would become the new House speaker.
“Kevin McCarthy has done an incredible job,” Trump said. “You’ll be speaker of the House. I really believe it.”
That wasn’t the first time Trump has thrown his support behind McCarthy becoming the new House speaker if Republicans take back the House.
While speaking to GOP donors and House Republicans back in November, the president tore into Pelosi.
“We need to win back the House to retire Nancy once and for all,” Trump told the attendees.
Trump said he’s fully behind McCarthy to become the speaker and called him “tough, loyal, and smart.”
Of the almost 315 donors who attended, each has contributed over $35,000 to McCarthy’s joint fundraising committee, Take Back the House 2020.
The gathering raised $13 million for a committee that will be used to give a boost to Republicans in the next round of congressional elections.
Back in October, Trump took to Twitter to throw his full support behind McCarthy.
“Leader McCarthy, we look forward to you soon becoming Speaker of the House. The Do Nothing Dems don’t have a chance!” Trump wrote.
The president’s tweet was in response to McCarthy tweeting a screenshot of a letter he sent to Pelosi, where he demanded that she halt her baseless impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Leader McCarthy, we look forward to you soon becoming Speaker of the House. The Do Nothing Dems don’t have a chance! https://t.co/uWPdGJg99F
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
“I’ve written to Speaker Pelosi to halt the impeachment inquiry until we can receive public answers to the following questions. Given the enormity of the question at hand—impeaching a duly elected president—the American public deserves fairness and transparency,” McCarthy wrote in his tweet.
Impeachment could play a crucial role in the outcome of the 2020 election.
While Americans care about real issues, trying to impeach the president over the biggest nothing-burger could have major ramifications on Democrats.
And when the election rolls around in six months — Pelosi and her Democratic majority in the House could be wiped out because of their witch hunt.