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Pelosi: Trump Like A Child With "Doggy Doo" On His Shoes

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At a press conference on Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about President Donald Trump's tweets implying MSNBC host and former Congressman Joe Scarborough was involved in the death of an intern when he served in the House of Representatives.

"You're asking me about the appropriateness of the actions of this President of the United States?" Pelosi said to reporters. "So completely inappropriate in so many ways that it's almost a given. It's like, a child who comes in with mud on their pants or something. That's the way it is. They're outside playing. That's what--he comes in with doggy doo on his shoes and everybody who works with him has that on their shoes, too, for a very long time to come."

"You know what? Forget about him. This is about how we go forward to help save lives, save the livelihood of our people by saving our economy, and how we prepare ourselves to go into the future in a very positive way," Pelosi said.


REPORTER: On a different topic, and because he brought it up on Twitter again today, is it appropriate for the President to accuse a TV host of murder on Twitter?

PELOSI: I'm sorry, to do what?

REPORTER: To accuse a TV host of murder on Twitter.

PELOSI: I'm sorry--

REPORTER: --This is the Joe Scarborough.

PELOSI: What did he do?

REPORTER: This is the Joe Scarborough issue. He tweeted last Tuesday that he wondered if he'd gotten away with murder. He retweeted this morning about psycho--as he called him, Psycho Joe.

PELOSI: Are we talking about Joe Scarborough?

REPORTER: Yes. Is it appropriate for the President to do that on Twitter, or to do that in general?

PELOSI: You're asking me about the appropriateness of the actions of this President of the United States? So completely inappropriate in so many ways that it's almost a given. It's like, a child who comes in with mud on their pants or something. That's the way it is. They're outside playing. That's what--he comes in with doggy doo on his shoes and everybody who works with him has that on their shoes, too, for a very long time to come.

So, I don't know. I hear doctors talk to me about saying, you know, "What's the matter with him? The things he says are so inappropriate for the President of the United States." The comments he makes about women, the comments he makes about women, so inappropriate.

So, no, I don't think it's appropriate, but again, there's a market for it obviously and that's what he plays to. What is--there's a word somebody used to me. They said, "You would understand it better if you knew what a confabulator--confabulator?

REPORTERS: Confabulator?

PELOSI: Confabulator is. Look up the word confabulator, somebody who just really doesn't even know what the truth is and just says anything, and because he says it, then he believes it.

You know what? Forget about him. This is about how we go forward to help save lives, save the livelihood of our people by saving our economy, and how we prepare ourselves to go into the future in a very positive way. It's just something that is in our midst that we have to deal with, and we would hope that the American people would see very clearly whatever they think of him, love him or not, love yourself.

Vote for your interest, because if you're a person who's lost your job, through no fault of your own, this Heroes bill, this Heroes Act, this bill is for you. If you're somebody who's uncertain as to whether you're going to be able to feed your family, this bill is for you. If you have uncertainty about the fear that you might contract or be infected by this virus, or that you could carry it home to your children or to your parents, older parents, this bill is for you.

And, if you are a public employee working to save lives, police officer, firefighter, transit worker, teacher, anybody in the public sector who meets the needs of the American people, your job is in doubt unless this bill passes. This bill--this bill is for you.

So, again, with all due respect to your question and all due respect to the office of the President, what's important is where we can come together as we go forward, setting aside for a moment how we got here, but nonetheless, diligent about how we humbly find our common ground to get the job done, as we have done in the past four bipartisan bills.
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