GOP lawmaker on Trump tweet about Pelosi's teeth 'falling out': 'It's not the way that I talk'

Republican Rep. Mike JohnsonJames (Mike) Michael JohnsonFive lingering questions as impeachment heads to Senate Figures to watch as White House mounts impeachment defense Trump's GOP allies huddle at White House on eve of impeachment vote MORE (La.) defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE after the president tweeted that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiREAD: House impeachment managers' trial brief Desperate Democrats badmouth economy even as it booms Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: 'You are impeached forever' MORE's (D-Calif.) teeth were "falling out of her mouth,” but added that it is not the language he would use. 

During an appearance on “CNN Newsroom” with host Ana Cabrera on Sunday, Johnson was pressed on his thoughts about the tweet Trump made moments earlier.

“The president has a very unorthodox style of messaging. It’s not the way that I talk or I would tweet,” Johnson replied


“But the president is very frustrated about how he’s been treated. He lashes out sometimes, and I think a lot of the American people understand that,” he continued.

“There’s going to be an asterisk in the history books that he was the third president to be impeached in the house. ... so he’s frustrated about that,” Johnson added.

Trump retweeted commentary from Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsRepublicans criticize Pelosi for gifting pens used to sign impeachment articles Trump, Democrats set for brawl on Iran war powers Overnight Defense: Iran crisis eases as Trump says Tehran 'standing down' | Dems unconvinced on evidence behind Soleimani strike | House sets Thursday vote on Iran war powers MORE (R-N.C.) about Pelosi's remarks at a press conference earlier this month. In the clip, Pelosi explains why House Democrats chose not to charge Trump with bribery over his dealings in the Ukraine, an accusation she had leveled against the president last month.

"You yourself accused [Trump] of bribery. Why did you decide not to make bribery one of the articles of impeachment?” a reporter asks her in the clip. 

"This was a decision that was recommended by working together with our committee chairs, our attorneys and the rest,” the Speaker says.


While Meadows commented that Democrats chose not charge Trump with bribery “because it wasn’t true,” Trump tweeted on Sunday: “Because Nancy’s teeth were falling out of her mouth, and she didn’t have time to think!”