Nancy Pelosi is back:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately questioned President Donald Trump’s “manhood” after a contentious meeting Tuesday about funding his wall at the southern border.
“It’s like a manhood thing for him,” Pelosi told Democratic members at a closed meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee on Capitol Hill, according to an aide in the room. “As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing.”Pelosi, in a feisty mood after the heated exchange with the President, also compared the President to a skunk.“I was trying to be the mom,” the California Democrat said, according to the aide. “I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: You get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”The press-filled Oval Office meeting had been slated to cover border wall funding and the looming possibility of a partial government shutdown, but it quickly gave way to a reality TV atmosphere, with jabs between the President and Democratic leaders.Pelosi also told members that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got Trump to take full accountability for the possible partial shutdown. Government funding runs out for about 25% of federal government spending on December 21.
“The fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his,” she said to applause, according to the aide. “That was an accomplishment.”
This is a situation where the fact that Pelosi is a woman is of particular political value, because you can be certain that Trump finds it especially unendurable that a powerful woman is humiliating him in public, by mocking his masculinity.
Trump is an extreme narcissist, which means his world revolves around only two goals: protecting himself from humiliation, and receiving constant praise. He needs both of these things, at all times, in the way a junkie needs his fix. When he doesn’t get one of them, he falls apart.
Pelosi is going to drive Trump up his non-existent wall pretty much every day for the next two years, if he lasts that long, which I’m beginning to doubt. She is, in every way, the right woman for the job.