U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that she’s “done” with President Donald Trump after the President insulted her last week.
However, she would not say whether she told Democrats behind closed doors that she’d rather see Trump “in prison.”
“I’m done with him,” Pelosi told CNN’s Manu Raju on Tuesday at the Fiscal Summit from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“I don’t even want to talk about him,” she said, adding, “My stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let’s not spend too much time on that because that’s his victory, the diverter-in-chief, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief.”
Tensions between Pelosi and Trump have escalated in the past week after Pelosi reportedly told Democratic leaders in private that she wants to see the President “in prison.” When asked about whether she made the remarks, Pelosi said she would keep what she told fellow Democrats behind closed doors private.
“Did you actually say that, did you actually say that the President, you’d rather see him in prison,?” Raju asked.
Pelosi responded, “When we have conversations in our caucus they stay in our caucus. Do people think there’s some impeachable offenses that the President committed? Yes. How serious are they? Are they criminal? Many people think they are.”
The President lashed out at Pelosi over the “prison” comments last Thursday in an interview with Fox News, calling her a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”
The interview took place on the 75th anniversary of D-Day while Trump was at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.
Pelosi contrasted her behavior in Normandy with the President’s saying that when she was interviewed she deliberately did not attack the President.