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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE on Thursday offered some praise for Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDon't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Hillicon Valley: Officials worry about Nevada caucus technology after Iowa | Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei | Workers at Kickstarter vote to unionize | Bezos launches B climate initiative Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei 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.

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"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-CortezOcasio-Cortez defends Sanders running as a Democrat: It's 'more than what you call yourself' House Oversight accuses Border Patrol of blocking investigation into secret Facebook group Company to provide free clothing to any female candidate MORE (D-N.Y.) said she felt Pelosi was targeting her and other minority congresswomen.