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 PelosiCNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE’s recent attacks on her by saying “every knock from him is a boost.”

ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosGOP senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Those are just statements' Alan Dershowitz: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power a 'strong one' Pelosi: Trump is 'impeached for life' 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 SchiffTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Schiff says Justice Roberts should rule on witnesses Schiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line 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 BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE sparked the House impeachment inquiry.