President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE roasted House Republicans at a recent fundraising event held at the Trump Hotel, while also taking some shots at Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyFrom a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans NRCC poll finds McBath ahead of Handel in Georgia MORE (R-Utah) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate Pelosi: 'Of course there's room for compromise' on 0-per-week unemployment benefit MORE (D-Calif.), Politico reports

According to the publication, Trump praised and poked fun at a number of House Republicans in jest who raised the most for the fundraising event held on Tuesday evening. 


In one of his jokes that has begun to raise eyebrows online, Trump reportedly referenced the 2017 Congressional baseball shooting, in which House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRepublicans fear disaster in November Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker Hillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video MORE (R-La.) was shot as well as several other victims.

Trump went on to note how Jennifer Scalise, the Louisiana Republican’s wife, “cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day,” sources told the publication.

“I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy,” he continued jokingly, “I know mine wouldn't.” 

He also reportedly offered praise to Rep. Chuck FleischmannCharles (Chuck) Joseph FleischmannDemocrats may bring DHS bill to House floor GOP-Trump fractures on masks open up Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says public health threat of loneliness compounded by COVID-19; Trump says task force will 'evolve' MORE (R-Tenn.) for his fundraising efforts, saying “that lil guy packs more punch than I thought,” and joked about Rep. Greg PenceGregory Joseph PenceRepublican lawmaker Greg Pence criticized for co-ownership of store selling racist antiques The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Cure Violence Global founder Gary Slutkin says violence and epidemics follow same patterns; Global death toll surpasses half a million House GOP lawmakers defy new mask requirement MORE (R-Ind.) at the event: "I know a guy who looks like you.” 

“How did you get that good of a seat in here ya cheap-o?" he also said to Pence, who is Vice President Pence’s brother.

Sources told Politico's Melanie Zanona that Trump also took aim at Romney, a vocal critic of his administration, during the event, telling the crowd that the Utah Republican has the worst name in politics.

As for who Trump reportedly said had “the best name” in politics, Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryCheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Hillicon Valley: Democrats request counterintelligence briefing | New pressure for election funding | Republicans urge retaliation against Chinese hackers House Republicans urge Trump to take action against Chinese hackers targeting coronavirus research MORE (N.C.) took the cake. 

“If I had that name, I would have been president 10 years ago,” Trump reportedly said. 

Trump also reportedly assailed Pelosi as “nasty Nancy” during the event as House Democrats ramp up their impeachment inquiry into the president over his dealings in Ukraine.

He reportedly also called Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' Schumer: Idea that 0 unemployment benefit keeps workers away from jobs 'belittles the American people' MORE (D-N.Y.) a “lap dog.”