Omar hits Trump on 'stable genius' claim: 'Deranged, bizarre, incoherent, sad'

After Trump called himself “an extremely stable genius” during an event-turned-news conference on Thursday, Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Omar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Minn.) fired back, calling the president “deranged.”

“There is nothing ‘stable’ or ‘genius’ about these public rants from a president,” Omar tweeted Thursday. “Deranged, bizarre, incoherent, sad ... come to mind.”

 

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Omar’s comments come after Trump, during an event announcing a $16 billion aid package for farmers hurt by his trade war with China, seized the moment to lash out at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCalifornia Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry California Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments MORE (D-Calif.) for saying the president threw a “temper tantrum” at a White House meeting on Wednesday.

Pelosi also hit Trump on Twitter for his comments, saying, “When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues.”

 

The back-and-forth started after Trump walked out of infrastructure talks with Pelosi and top congressional leaders to hold a surprise news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

He lashed out at Democrats over investigations into his administration and later said Pelosi had “lost it.” Pelosi slammed Trump in response, saying he needs a family or staff “intervention” for the good of the country.

This isn’t the first time Trump has called himself a “stable genius.” In July 2018, he paid himself the compliment while discussing his social media usage after the NATO summit.

And in January 2018, in the face of questions about his mental stability, he responded that he’s “a very stable genius” and “like, really smart.”