Pelosi introduces world to new idiom: 'Tinkle contest with a skunk'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies 'tantrum' in meeting with Pelosi: 'It is all such a lie!' MORE (D-Calif.) is getting attention for her remarks about a heated Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE.

“It goes to show you: You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you,” Pelosi told colleagues at a closed-door meeting after the confrontation she and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: 'This is what a cover up looked like' under Obama Pelosi: Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' MORE (N.Y.) had with the president.

“I was trying to be the mom,” she said. “I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild.”


Pelosi, Schumer and Trump got into it over the president's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding, a sum that has been rejected by Democrats.

Trump said he was wiling to shut down the government over the issue. Funding for the government needs to be extended by Dec. 21 to prevent a shutdown.

Pelosi’s description of the event has drawn attention on social media, with some Twitter users saying they plan to work the phrase into their lexicon.