House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended how she has handled her relationship with President Trump — after it was pointed out that the two leaders haven’t spoken in almost a year amid mounting crises.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Monday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced pushback after repeatedly saying “forget him,” while answering a question about countering the commander-in-chief’s rhetoric and narrative.
Melvin noted to the nation’s highest elected Democrat that, “with all due respect, you just said, ‘forget him.’”
“Yeah, forget him,” she responded.
The MSNBC host then questioned if she and the president had “just stopped talking? Is that where we are?”
“You haven’t talked to him about the wildfires, I get the impression you probably haven’t talked to him about the coronavirus relief bill.”
Pelosi and President Trump have not spoken since the House speaker got up and walked out of a heated White House meeting in Oct. 2019 during a blowup.