White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report Jill Biden appears on Vogue cover MORE addressed house Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Raise the debt limit while starting to fix the budget 'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE’s (D-Calif.) rebuke of a reporter’s question about whether she “hates” President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE on Sunday, speculating that Pelosi “hates his success.”
“[S]he turned on him and said it was insulting to ask her that as a Catholic,” Fox News’ Howard Kurtz said, referencing Sinclair’s James Rosen, who asked the question. “Do you take her at her word when she says she doesn't hate the president at all?”
“I don't know. I don't know what she hates. I think she hates his success. I think the entire Democratic Party hate his success. I believe that and actually speaking of the Clinton impeachment, Nancy Pelosi told Republicans that they all hated Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBusiness coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE at that time,” Grisham said in response. “So, she's had quite the evolution when it comes to impeachment and her thoughts on different things.”
Pelosi lashed out at the reporter during a press conference on Thursday following his question.
"I don't hate anybody. I was raised in a Catholic house, we don't hate anybody — not anybody in the world. So don't you accuse me of any [hate]," Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press briefing in response to the question.
"As a Catholic I resent you using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me," she continued. "I pray for the president all the time. So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that."