Trump: Pelosi knows 'exactly what she's doing' on impeachment

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE on Thursday offered some praise for Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE (D-Calif.) and her handling of calls for his impeachment.

"I don’t think she’s scared of anything. I think she’s a smart woman and I think she knows exactly what she’s doing," Trump told reporters outside the White House when asked if he thought Pelosi was "scared" to impeach him.

The president went on to tout the strength of the economy during his presidency, citing the stock market and low unemployment statistics for minority groups.


"No, I think we've done a great job," he said. "There are those that say the best job in the history of our country for the first 2 1/2 years. So, pretty much that's the story."

Pelosi has repeatedly beaten back calls for impeachment from members of the Democratic Party, insisting that the House should remain focused on its investigations into the president.

The Speaker on Thursday morning dismissed confusion surrounding the party's oversight message as certain members offered conflicting descriptions of whether the House is in the midst of an impeachment inquiry.

She added that impeachment "is a very divisive measure" and that Democrats will only pursue it if the facts lead them there.

Trump has been an unlikely backer of Pelosi in the face of pushback within the Democratic caucus. He previously defended the Democratic leader after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan Sanders defends job losses from ending use of fossil fuels Trump spokeswoman: Health care will be 'big' selling point for union workers MORE (D-N.Y.) said she felt Pelosi was targeting her and other minority congresswomen.