“Incompetent” is the word newly elected President Donald Trump has used to describe Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California.
The president’s comments are likely in response to Pelosi stating that during his first month in office President Trump and his administration have “done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigrant population in our country and make sure that Russia maintains … its grip” on U.S. foreign policy.
While appearing on Fox & Friends for an interview on February 28, President Trump brushed aside the House Minority Leader’s criticisms by saying “I have been watching Nancy’s statements and I think she’s incompetent, actually”.
During Pelosi’s interview with ABC News she asserted that Trump was trying to deflect the nation’s attention away from his administration’s lack of accomplishments thus far by primarily focusing on controversial executive orders.
“All of this is a deflection from the fact that he has done nothing,” Pelosi commented.
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President Trump continued his critique of Pelosi on “Fox & Friends” by stating that the Democratic party’s power had diminished during her leadership.
“…If you look at what’s going on with the Democrats and the party, it’s getting smaller and smaller … she’s done a terrible job,” Trump said.
The president finished his comments with saying that he believes Pelosi is not “a good spokesman.”
Moments after the interview with President Trump aired, House Minority Leader Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill released a statement in response to the comments that were made during the president’s interview.
“In classic fashion, the President is projecting his incompetence on to others,” Hammill stated. “Instead of calling people names, President Trump should focus on how he’s going to grow the American economy and live up to the promises he’s made to the American people.”
Politico reported that Pelosi urged her Democatic comrades to be respectful of President Trump during his speech.
“I think we have to deal with this in the utmost dignity,” Pelosi said before referencing an incident in which Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina heckled former President Barack Obama during his first address before Congress in 2009.
“We cannot become them; we don’t like what they did to our president,” Pelosi concluded. “We cannot be out-classed by Donald Trump. That would be the worst of all outcomes.”
Pelosi’s fellow California state congresswoman, Rep. Maxine Waters, sarcastically made the comment that she wouldn’t not be able to “contain her enthusiam” and for that reason she would not be attending his speech.