Trump calls Judiciary chairman 'Fat Jerry': report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE reportedly referred to Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis Nadler4/20: Will Congress advance marijuana legislation in 2019? Trump accuses 'fake news media' of 'doing everything possible to stir up anger' after Mueller report Trump: Mueller report was 'written as nastily as possible' by 'true Trump Haters' MORE (D-N.Y.) as "fat Jerry" in a recent meeting with a group of House Republicans at the White House.

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump made the remark last month while suggesting that Nadler is overweight despite having weight-loss surgery years ago.

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“I’ve been battling Nadler for years,” Trump added. 

The GOP lawmakers were embarrassed by Trump's comments, the Post reported, citing several people who were at the meeting.

Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has emerged as a top adversary to Trump in the new Congress as he has led an investigation into the president. 

Trump has privately complained to aides about Nadler and his investigation, claiming that the congressman is out to get him, according to the Post. 

The Post also noted that the feud between Trump and Nadler goes back several decades. The feud, which began when Nadler was a New York state assemblyman, stemmed from Nadler opposing a development project that Trump planned in New York City, according to the Post.