Pelosi reportedly told Trump deputy: 'What was your name, dear?'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly asked a White House deputy to remind her of his name when he addressed her in a budget negotiation meeting earlier this year.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that after acting White House budget director Russell Vought spoke up during a meeting in May, Pelosi turned to him and asked, “What was your name again, dear?”

The Post, which cited a person who witnessed the exchange for its report, noted that the remark was symptomatic of a larger fraying of the relationship between the Democratic leader and the White House.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE went after Pelosi during a Fox News interview in France last month, calling her a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person” and a “disgrace.” The Democratic leader later remarked, "I’m done with him."

The White House and Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Thursday.

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Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading Hillicon Valley: Pelosi works to remove legal protections for tech companies from USMCA | Treasury sanctions Russian group over 0 million hack | Facebook sues Chinese individuals for ad fraud | Huawei takes legal action against FCC Mnuchin to lawmakers: 'I'm highly encouraged you will' pass Trump's North America trade deal MORE has taken the lead in spending negotiations with Pelosi, as she has dismissed acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyFox's Napolitano says obstruction 'easiest' impeachment offense for Democrats The key impeachment hearings are before an appeals court, not the House Judiciary panel Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number MORE, saying he has “no credibility” on budget and spending issues.

Ahead of a Tuesday phone call with Mnuchin, Pelosi told reporters that she increasingly viewed meeting with White House officials as pointless.

Spending and budget issues are increasingly front and center in talks between the House and the White House as both Congress’s August recess and the deadline to increase the federal debt ceiling approach.

Pelosi has called for any deal to raise the ceiling to be part of a two-year budget agreement, which members of Senate Republican leadership also favor, but the prospects of reaching such a deal by early September, when the White House says an increase will be necessary, remain uncertain.

“I don’t see any reason to have a meeting. They know where we are. We’ve met, we’ve met, we’ve met,” she told reporters.