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 OmarGOP Senate candidate said Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' 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 PelosiTimeline: The Trump whistleblower complaint DC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Ukraine could badly damage both Donald Trump and the Democrats 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.”