- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump a “psychopathic nut” Thursday night.
- Politico reported that she made the comment during a call with the House Democratic Leadership.
- Trump has resisted acknowledging the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and continues to challenge the election result.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rallied against President Donald Trump Thursday night, calling him a “psychopathic nut,” according to a Politico report.
The California Democrat dropped the remark during a House Democratic leadership call Thursday night, several sources told the outlet.
The criticism comes when Trump refuses to acknowledge the election of President-elect Joe Biden and continues to challenge the election result. His campaign has not won any of the nearly two dozen lawsuits filed in multiple states based on unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.
Trump’s legal team, led by the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, held a press conference on Thursday in which they pushed unfounded theories of voting on the ballot and irregularity in voting.
Pelosi congratulated Biden on his victory almost two weeks ago, after each TV network called the race for the former vice president.
She meets the president-elect in person for the first time since the election on Friday afternoon with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also a Democrat. Biden has called on Congress to act quickly and approve a new stimulus package before the end of the year to fight the coronavirus pandemic and help millions of Americans who are struggling financially.
House Democrats earlier this week nominated Pelosi to serve as speaker again in the next session of Congress. She stated that the next two years in the top position would be her last, repeating a commitment she made in 2018 that she would limit her term to four years.