While speaking about the impacts of the pandemic with the hosts of the show via telephone, Brian Kilmeade asked the president about his thoughts on the speaker of the house’s comments.
“Look, she’s a sick puppy in my opinion,” Trump said. “She really is. She’s got a lot of problems.”
What followed was several minutes of ranting about the California Democrat and slamming her for impeaching him earlier this year, a move that he said left her looking like “a fool.”
During the impeachment trial and previous efforts to rally support for an impeachment, he claimed that Pelosi and Democrats got nothing done, adding that she is controlled by progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“And for her to make a statement like that, I thought it was a disgrace,” he continued, adding that her comments were also a disgrace to the country and her family.
On Sunday, Pelosi said that people were dying as Trump downplayed the seriousness of the virus, claiming that the delay in taking strict measures to limit the spread of the disease likely resulted in the deaths of Americans. She also stated she believed Trump’s actions had delayed the manufacturing and distribution of much-needed equipment.
The House leader added that an investigation should be opened into his handling of the pandemic.
Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt attempted to change the topic at that point to discuss how the president is coordinating with state governors, but he returned to the topic of Pelosi.
“There’s something wrong with the woman,” he went on.
He continued, saying the congresswoman’s home district — which includes San Fransisco — is in such bad shape in his opinion that he believes she should be focused on addressing the issues facing her city.
He then added that perhaps the federal government should take over the district.
“The federal government, we may get involved and take over that area and clean it up,” Trump said. “It’s such a mess, it’s so bad, and yet she will sit there and complain. All she did was focus on impeachment. She didn’t focus on anything having to do pandemics. She focused on impeachment and she lost! And she looked like a fool!”
Trump and Pelosi reportedly haven’t spoken since the impeachment trial, despite the crisis currently facing the nation.