President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill 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 RomneyOutgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump selects White House lawyer for coronavirus inspector general Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (R-Utah) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLawmakers outline proposals for virtual voting Mattis defends Pentagon IG removed by Trump Overnight Health Care: Trump calls report on hospital shortages 'another fake dossier' | Trump weighs freezing funding to WHO | NY sees another 731 deaths | States battle for supplies | McConnell, Schumer headed for clash 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 ScaliseHouse GOP leaders back effort to boost small-business loans Top GOP lawmakers push back on need for special oversight committee for coronavirus aid Pelosi forms House committee to oversee coronavirus response 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 FleischmannGOP Congressman calls for more testing for coronavirus, shutting down Southern border House Republican: Coronavirus shows we need to be more 'domestically independent' on pharmaceuticals Lobbying world MORE (R-Tenn.) for his fundraising efforts, saying “that lil guy packs more punch than I thought,” and joked about Rep. Greg PenceGregory Joseph PenceTrump roasts Republicans at private fundraising event The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan 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 McHenryBottom line Top GOP post on Oversight draws stiff competition Lawmakers shame ex-Wells Fargo directors for failing to reboot bank 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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHealth care workers account for 20 percent of Iowa coronavirus cases Pressure mounts on Congress for quick action with next coronavirus bill Schumer names coronavirus czar candidates in plea to White House MORE (D-N.Y.) a “lap dog.”