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 JohnsonGOP's Banks burnishes brand with Pelosi veto Republicans divided on how hard to push vaccines McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee MORE (La.) defended President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE after the president tweeted that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris 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 MeadowsMeadows says Trump World looking to 'move forward in a real way' Trump takes two punches from GOP Watchdog urges Justice to probe Trump, Meadows for attempting to 'weaponize' DOJ 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!”