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

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Hobbled NRA shows strength with Trump MORE (D-Calif.) is getting attention for her remarks about a heated Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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 SchumerSaagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? Johnson eyes Irish border in Brexit negotiations Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' 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.