Trump calls Pelosi a 'disgrace' after she says he should be 'in prison'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE on Friday lashed out at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills MORE, calling her “a disgrace" after the California Democrat privately told lawmakers she wants to see the president “in prison.”

“Nervous Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to herself and her family for having made such a disgusting statement, especially since I was with foreign leaders overseas,” Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One while flying back from a weeklong trip to the United Kingdom, France and Ireland.

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“There is no evidence for such a thing to have been said. Nervous Nancy & Dems are getting Zero work done in Congress, and have no intention of doing anything other than going on a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything on me - both illegal & unprecedented in U.S. history,” Trump added.

Despite Trump’s insistence that politics should stop at the water’s edge, his criticism of Pelosi largely mirrored comments he made in a Fox News interview on Thursday at the Normandy American Cemetery in France before a D-Day commemoration.

Trump called Pelosi a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person” for saying he should be jailed.

“I think she's a disgrace,” Trump told Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamHouse GOP wants Senate Republicans to do more on impeachment Vindman's lawyer requests Fox News retract guest's allegation about espionage Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE against a backdrop of tombstones of Americans who died during the storied World War II invasion. “I actually don't think she's a talented person, I've tried to be nice to her because I would have liked to have gotten some deals done. She's incapable of doing deals, she's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”

Democrats rushed to Pelosi’s defense on Friday after Trump doubled down on his criticism. 

“Mr. President, it's completely disrespectful to call @SpeakerPelosi names while on the hallowed grounds of Normandy. These political attacks were not only disrespectful, but they were wrong. The memory of America’s heroes deserve better—our country must be better than this,” tweeted Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsImpeachment can't wait Adam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings Tucker Carlson calls Trump 'full-blown BS artist' in segment defending him from media coverage MORE (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. 

“The true ‘disaster’ is when @realDonaldTrump engages in petty political attacks on @SpeakerPelosi when he should be honoring our fallen soldiers while in Normandy,” tweeted Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottOvernight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 House to vote next week on sweeping bill to lower drug prices Democrats press Trump officials over drop in ObamaCare signups amid website problems MORE (D-Va.)

Pelosi reportedly said she wanted Trump to go to prison while pushing back against fellow Democrats who want to impeach the him, arguing it would be better to defeat Trump in 2020 and then see him prosecuted in court instead of Congress.

The comments underscore Trump’s anger at the prospect of being impeached. Pelosi was one of the few adversaries whom he did not ridicule with a nickname, though he has recently taken to calling her “Nervous Nancy.”

Updated 1:11 p.m.