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Trump advisers dismiss sister's comments as Pelosi slams stalled coronavirus talks

White House and Trump campaign officials on Sunday dismissed audio of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE’s sister disparaging him, while Democrats and Republicans sparred on coronavirus relief and a measure that would provide $25 billion in funding for the postal service.

In the audio,surreptitiously recorded by the president’s niece Mary, his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge, laments “[h]is goddamned tweets and lying.”

“I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy s---. It’s the phoniness of it all. It’s the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel,” she adds.

Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller dismissed the comments as “sibling rivalry,” comparing them to criticism of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama gives Twitter shoutouts to early voters facing challenges: 'You're an inspiration to all of us' Obama highlights Biden's tweet from a year ago warning Trump wasn't ready for pandemic Why childcare must be a priority to restart the economy MORE by his half-brother Malik.

"Sibling rivalries are nothing new in the world. It’s been going on since the beginning of time, in fact, we heard some pretty pointed commentary from Malik Obama about former President Barack Obama," Miller said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

"And so, this is something unfortunately when you get to the White House you have family members who sometimes decide to voice their sibling rivalries or frustrations … [In] my conversations with the president over the years, I've only heard him say positive things about his sister, as someone who's a very accomplished judge," Miller added.

White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsPence's 'body man' among aides who tested positive for coronavirus: report Murphy says US would be 'better off' if Trump admin 'did nothing' on coronavirus Biden: Meadows coronavirus remark a 'candid acknowledgement' of Trump strategy 'to wave the white flag' MORE was similarly dismissive, telling ABC’s “This Week” that the leaked audio represented “just another day and another attack.”

Asked specifically about the claim that Trump had someone else take college exams, such as the SATs, for him, Meadows responded, “Listen, this is politics as usual by a niece that was written out of a will that would apparently just has an axe to grind because she wants Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE to be president.”

“I can tell you this that this president, each and every day, is not only well prepped but does more than any president than I’ve ever been able to have the privilege of researching and reading about in terms of wanting to make sure that we advance critical, critical agendas for the hardworking American people,” he added.

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBrown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' MORE (D-Calif.), meanwhile, told CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperBiden: Meadows coronavirus remark a 'candid acknowledgement' of Trump strategy 'to wave the white flag' Meadows: 'We're not going to control the pandemic' Pence travel questioned after aides test positive MORE that the fault lay at the president’s feet for stalled negotiations on the next round of coronavirus relief. The House passed a $3 trillion package in mid-May that has been characterized as an opening offer by Pelosi.

"More than 4 million have been added to the infection list because we paused [testing and tracing efforts]," Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“Over 80,000 more people have died, because they paused," she continued. "Could we have saved all of those lives? Not all, but many."

Pelosi also addressed the recording of Barry, saying "It's heartbreaking to think that a family member of the president of the United States would have that view of him.”

“You know, the president has called everything a hoax for a while. He's called the virus a hoax, he's called the Russian interference in our election a hoax. He calls everything a hoax, which is just a projection of what he is: a hoax. This is just further evidence of his inauthenticity and his lack of integrity," she added.

Meadows, meanwhile, disparaged a House-passed postal service funding measure, calling it a “political statement” on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I offered $10 billion plus reforms for the Postal Service that they’ve been asking for for a long time to Speaker Pelosi [D-Calif.] and [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerGraham dismisses criticism from Fox Business's Lou Dobbs Lewandowski: Trump 'wants to see every Republican reelected regardless of ... if they break with the president' Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  MORE [D-N.Y.], and when we offered that there was another thing that came along with that, the postmaster general said he was willing to pay whatever overtime is needed to make sure we deliver the mail on time,” Meadows said.