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Pelosi on Trump: 'Every knock from him is a boost'

Pelosi on Trump: 'Every knock from him is a boost'
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday responded to President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE’s recent attacks on her by saying “every knock from him is a boost.”

ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' MORE asked Pelosi to react to Trump’s Sunday morning tweet calling her "Crazy Nancy" and telling Stephanopoulos to ask her to justify Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden holds off punishing Saudi crown prince, despite US intel Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Democrats demand Saudi accountability over Khashoggi killing MORE’s (D-Calif.) remarks during the House's impeachment inquiry.

“Let me just say, it's Sunday morning, I'd like to talk about some more pleasant subjects than the erratic nature of this president of the United States, but he has to know that every knock from him is a boost,” she said.

Stephanopoulos also asked Pelosi to respond to the president’s comments Friday on Fox News, saying she is “obsessed with impeachment.” 

The speaker noted that Trump previously criticized her for not impeaching President George W. Bush. She added that Trump is “not worth” impeachment, but his violation of the Constitution “could not be ignored.”

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“So again, I don't like to spend too much time on his crazy tweets, because everything he says is a projection,” she said. “When he calls someone crazy he knows that he is. Everything he says you can just translate it back to who he is.”

“Let's be optimistic about the future, a future that will not have Donald Trump in the White House one way or another,” she added.

Trump’s Sunday morning tweet referenced the moment Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, embellished the president’s phone call with the Ukrainian president. The phone call in which he asked the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE sparked the House impeachment inquiry.