With friends like Nancy Pelosi, who needs enemies? A short while ago, the speaker gave her weekly press briefing during which she said, “I pray for the president of the United States. I wish his family or his administration or his staff would hold an intervention — for the good of the country.”
How nice of her! First she equates the president to a substance abuser whose life is so off the rails that he needs those who care most about him to urge him to seek professional help for his “problem,” which one supposes in this case is anger.
.@KellyO asks Speaker Pelosi: "Are you concerned about the president's well-being?"
Speaker Pelosi: "I am." pic.twitter.com/fTAtsmoQqM
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 23, 2019
When someone outside your inner circle suggests that you need an intervention, he is overstepping his bounds. When a bitter rival recommends it, it is an act of out-and-out hostility.
But Pelosi’s pretense of caring for the president wasn’t even that convincing. By her own admission, she thinks Trump should undergo an intervention “for the good of the country,” by which she means “the good of her party.” She certainly doesn’t care in the least about what’s good for him.
But what brought on this silly bit of emotional theatrics in the first place? Fox News breaks it down:
Minutes before … meeting [with the president yesterday], Pelosi accused the president of being “engaged in a cover-up” with regard to the Russia investigation. Trump did not stay in the meeting with the Democratic leaders for more than several minutes, and blasted Pelosi’s comments moments after.
Today, psychologist Pelosi explained his behavior to the press:
The president stormed out, pounded the table, walked out the door. Another temper tantrum, again. …
But, she goes on to explain, it wasn’t her crass remark about “cover-up” that raised his hackles:
That is not the reason [he left]. That was an excuse for him to do that. Now I truly believe that the president has a bag of tricks and the White House has a bag of tricks that they save for certain [situations].
What a pip.