Pelosi: Trump's family and staff should intervene 'for the good of the country'

Pelosi: Trump's family and staff should intervene 'for the good of the country'
© Aaron Schwartz

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she wishes that people close to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE would intervene "for the good of the country."

"I pray for the president of the United States," she said at a press conference. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country."

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Pelosi's comments come a day after Trump suddenly ended an infrastructure meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) after Pelosi accused Trump of engaging in a cover-up. 

Trump denied being involved in a cover-up and said that talks would not resume until Democrats “get these phony investigations over with,” referring to a series of congressional probes. The president also called out Pelosi's comments about praying for him, apparently tweeting sarcastically "I know you truly mean it." 

The Speaker also doubled down on past comments calling the president's walkout a "temper tantrum" during Thursday's press conference.