Pelosi fundraising off White House meeting with Trump: 'Never in my life have I backed down from a fight'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday sent out a fundraising email for the Democratic Party in the wake of her and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) stunning meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE in the Oval Office Tuesday. 

“Never in my life have I backed down from a fight,” Pelosi, likely the next Speaker of the House, wrote. “Which is why, after President Trump just: threatened to shut down the government over his immoral border wall; tried to blame a shutdown on our Democrats; and continues to mislead the American people, I’m fighting back with a vengeance — and personally triple-matching all Democratic Membership renewals until midnight to make sure we stop him and his Republicans’ disastrous shutdown.” 

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Pelosi and Schumer arrived at the White House Tuesday to discuss government funding, but the televised meeting quickly devolved into a chaotic debate over Trump’s border wall and his $5 billion demand to fund it.

“We are here to have a conversation,” Pelosi said while gesturing to the cameras. “So I don’t think we should have a debate in front of the press on this.” 

Pelosi appeared to exasperate Trump when she mentioned the Democrats’ 40 pickups in the House and said a partial government shutdown would be a “Trump shutdown,” to which Trump responded by listing Republican gains in the Senate and claiming that “Nancy’s in a situation where it’s not easy for her to talk right now,” referring to her speakership bid.

“Mr. President, please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory,” Pelosi shot back in a quote that has since gone viral. 

The two sides have still not come to an agreement over border wall funding or a larger government spending bill. 

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” Trump told Schumer at the meeting. “I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Pelosi said in her email she’s received membership renewals from 62,748 Democrats so far.