Pelosi: Trump needs an 'intervention for the sake of the country'


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump needs an 'intervention' to get him to stop his juvenile temper tantrums.

She went there.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not hold back at a news conference on Thursday, accusing Trump of throwing temper tantrums rather than working on bipartisan legislation to help Americans.

"I pray for the president of the United States," Pelosi told reporters gathered on Capitol Hill. "I wish that his family, or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country."

Pelosi was referring to Trump's juvenile behavior on Wednesday, in which he stormed out of a planned meeting on infrastructure because he was mad that congressional Democrats launched probes into his shady conduct both before and after he became president.

After storming out of the meeting, Trump then melted down in front of news cameras during a last-minute press conference he called in the White House Rose Garden.

There, Trump chastised the media for covering his crimes, and said he will refuse to do his job to cut deals to help Americans until Democrats drop their oversight inquiries.

Trump's temper tantrum continued Thursday morning, when he falsely accused Democrats of only focusing on investigating his crimes rather than legislation.

In fact, House Democrats have passed numerous bills relating to government accountability, protecting people with preexisting health conditions, lowering prescription drug prices, and ensuring equality for LGBT Americans.

At Pelosi's Thursday news conference, NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell suggested Pelosi's comments accusing Trump of engaging in a "cover-up" scheme were provoking Trump's outbursts, and asked Pelosi whether she'd take a different tack in dealing with Trump in order to get him to negotiate.

But Pelosi wasn't having any of that. She told O'Donnell that by asking that question, she had bought into Trump's "excuse" for refusing to negotiate.

Pelosi added she would not drop any oversight inquiries into Trump in order to get him to the negotiating table.

"We can walk and chew gum at the same time," Pelosi said. "I hope he can, too."

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.