- The Washington Times - Friday, June 7, 2019

President Trump knocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday, saying “nervous Nancy” is a “disgrace to herself” and said Democrats are “getting Zero work done.”

“Nervous Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to herself and her family for having made such a disgusting statement, especially since I was with foreign leaders overseas. There is no evidence for such a thing to have been said,” he tweeted, likely referring to a report saying Mrs. Pelosi wants the president “in prison” over impeachment.

“Nervous Nancy & Dems are getting Zero work done in Congress, and have no intention of doing anything other going on a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything on me - both illegal & unprecedented in U.S. history. There was no Collusion - Investigate the Investigators! Go to work on Drug Price Reductions & Infrastructure,” Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Trump debuted his “Nervous Nancy” nickname while he was overseas in France, calling her a “disaster.”

Nancy Pelosi, I call her Nervous Nancy, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t talk about it. Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, ok? She’s a disaster. Let her do what she wants, you know what? I think they’re in big trouble,” the president said to Fox News.

His comments came after the top-ranking Democrat reportedly told her told lieutenants she wanted Mr. Trump in prison after being voted out of office rather than pursuing impeachment.

Mrs. Pelosi, who was also present in France, declined to comment about Mr. Trump, saying “I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country. That’s my principle.”

House Democrats have rallied to Mrs. Pelosi’s defense, saying the president disrespected the country and D-Day veterans with his comments.

“Mr. President, it’s completely disrespectful to call Speaker Pelosi names while on the hallowed grounds of Normandy,” Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland tweeted. “These political attacks were not only disrespectful, but they were wrong. The memory of America’s heroes deserve better—our country must be better than this.”

Rep. Maxine Waters, a vocal critic of the president, took her own shot at Mr. Trump.

Trump is known for calling others disrespectful names, especially women. It’s your turn now. What name would you call him?” the California Democrat asked her Twitter followers.

In May, Mr. Trump canceled infrastructure talks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats “believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”

A visibly disgusted Mr. Trump responded with an impromptu White House press conference where he said he won’t work with Democrats while they are seeking to impeach him and continue their “phony investigations.”

Dave Boyer, Stephen Dinan and Gabriella Muñoz contributed to this article.

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