While many Democrats and Trump critics in the media have often asserted that President Donald Trump’s mental health is in decline, he has fired back on numerous occasions to point out just how “crazy” one of his chief rivals — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — truly is.
And in recent weeks, Trump has extended the “crazy” label to apply to a majority of the Democratic Party.
“Crazy Nancy” Pelosi and her “meltdown”
In mid-October, Pelosi had a “meltdown” during a White House meeting about the then-ongoing situation in Syria. The speaker reportedly stormed out of the meeting, prompting a tweet from President Trump.
“Nancy Pelosi needs help fast!” he wrote. “There is either something wrong with her ‘upstairs,’ or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country. She had a total meltdown in the White House today. It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!”
The next day, at a campaign rally in Dallas, the president reiterated that message.
“The more America achieves, the more hateful and enraged these crazy Democrats become. They’re crazy. They’re crazy,” he said, according to Reuters. “That crazy Nancy, she is crazy.”
Just a few days after that, during an interview at the White House with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Oct. 21, President Trump once again referred to Pelosi as “crazy” while discussing the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him in the Democrat-controlled House, according to the Washington Examiner.
“If you had a Democrat as president and you have a Republican House, if you have a speaker that’s tough and crazy — like Pelosi, she’s crazy — and if you have somebody like that, what happens is very simple. They’re [going to] say, ‘Let’s impeach the president. Let’s check his phone calls. Oh, gee, there was a comma put in the wrong location, let’s impeach,'” Trump said. “It’s supposed to be for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“Nervous” Nancy and “Shifty” Schiff
Since that flurry of “crazy” remarks in October, President Trump has backed off just slightly from his accusations of mental instability in regard to Nancy Pelosi and instead shifted his gaze to Rep. Adam “Shifty” Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who has taken the lead role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him.
However, Trump hasn’t completely forgotten about Pelosi. He tweeted on Saturday that he wanted to see “Nervous Nancy Pelosi” called to testify under oath before the impeachment inquiry, largely due to the fact that she had “backed up Schiff’s lie” about the content of his July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine.
As for the party that Pelosi nominally controls, Trump has continued to refer to them — and especially the batch of 2020 presidential candidates — as being “crazy,” in large part because of the undeniably insane (and ridiculously expensive) policy proposals many have put forward that would bankrupt this nation and disrupt society.
And at the end of the day, Trump’s not wrong. If Pelosi and the Dems get their way, it will truly be a crazy thing to watch.