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 puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally CDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC pulls revised guidance on coronavirus | Government watchdog finds supply shortages are harming US response | As virus pummels US, Europe sees its own spike MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday responded to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE’s recent attacks on her by saying “every knock from him is a boost.”

ABC’s “This Week” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Cruz says Senate Republicans likely have votes to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Pelosi: House will use 'every arrow in our quiver' to stop Trump Supreme Court nominee 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 SchiffChris Matthews ripped for complimenting Trump's 'true presidential behavior' on Ginsburg Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg statement, wonders if it was written by Schiff, Pelosi or Schumer Top Democrats call for DOJ watchdog to probe Barr over possible 2020 election influence 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 BidenJoe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE sparked the House impeachment inquiry.