Pelosi Campaign Selling Cringeworthy T-shirts After Tussle With Reporter
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to use a testy exchange she had with a reporter to generate support for her failing impeachment charade.
Nancy Pelosi for Congress is selling "Don't Mess with Nancy" sweatshirts in an attempt to fundraise off the media attention she received after Thursday's press briefing.
The Speaker caused an uproar after she told a reporter not to "mess with" her, pushing back on a question about whether she hated the president.
At her press conference last Thursday, Sinclair reporter James Rosen asked Pelosi if the impeachment of Trump was driven by hatred.
Below is a transcript of the exchange, where Pelosi snapped, wagged her finger at Rosen, and claimed she is a Catholic who has been "praying" for Trump.
Rosen: Do you hate the president, Madam Speaker? Speaker?
Speaker Pelosi: I don’t hate anybody. I don’t – I was raised in a Catholic house, we don’t hate anybody. Not anybody in the world. So don’t, don’t you accuse me of –
Rosen: I did not accuse you.
Speaker Pelosi: You did. You did.
Rosen: I asked a question.
Speaker Pelosi: You did.
Rosen: Representative Collins yesterday suggested that the Democrats are doing this simply because they don’t like the guy –
Speaker Pelosi: That has nothing to do with it. Let me just say this.
Rosen: I think it’s an important point.
Speaker Pelosi: I think the President is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we are very proud. I think he’s in denial about the – about the climate crisis. However, that’s about the election. This is about the election – take it up in the election.
This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the President’s violation of his oath of office.
And as a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is full of, a heart full of love and always pray for the President. And I still pray for the President. I pray for the President all the time.
So, don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.
After the cringeworthy moment, Trump tweeted that Pelosi looked like she "just had a nervous fit."
"She says she 'prays for the President.' I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district, Nancy," the president wrote on Twitter last Thursday.