Trump reviews Pelosi on morning TV: 'She wasn't bad'

 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE reviewed Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death 5 things to know about US-China tensions over Hong Kong Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness' MORE’s (D-Calif.) appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday,  saying she "wasn’t bad.”

The president said on Twitter that he watched the show to “see what Nancy Pelosi had to say, & what moves she was planning to further hurt our Country.”

“Actually, other than her usual complaining that I’m a terrible person, she wasn’t bad. Still praying!” he said.

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Pelosi discussed the coronavirus epidemic and what she thinks the president should do during a discussion with co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Khanna calls for internet 'fairness doctrine' in response to controversial Trump tweets MORE earlier Tuesday morning. 

“I would say to the president, immediately implement the Defense Production Act, insisting that businesses in our country turn to producing the equipment that we need. ... It will save lives,” she said on the show.  

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Trump on Monday lashed out at Pelosi for criticizing his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s a sad thing,” Trump said during a call with “Fox & Friends.” “She’s a sick puppy in my opinion. She’s got a lot of problems.”

Pelosi on Sunday accused Trump of downplaying the public health crisis, telling CNN that “his denial at the beginning was deadly.”

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSchumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe Graham announces hearing on police use of force after George Floyd killing In a new cold war with China, America may need to befriend Russia MORE (R-S.C.), a vocal Trump supporter, said Pelosi's comment was the "most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history."

Scarborough on Tuesday responded to Trump in a tweet, thanking him for watching and saying he remains in “our prayers” despite their disagreements.

“Please stay the course by following the advice of your doctors and scientists,” he posted. “That decision on Sunday was an important shift in your approach. Though we disagree on many issues and your approach to the presidency, you remain in our prayers.”

Trump on Sunday extended guidance on social distancing to April 30 after earlier saying he hoped to reopen the country by Easter.