Pelosi Urges Trump’s Family to Stage “Intervention” Into the President

She also offered an interesting theory for why the president was so furious yesterday.

Following an especially tumultuous day in the Trump White House, the president has twice attempted to refute the narrative that he blew up at top Democrats after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) earlier on Wednesday publicly accused him of engaging in a “cover-up.”

“I was extremely calm,” Trump insisted in a tweet. He also claimed, without evidence, that Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the media had conspired to fabricate the confrontation.

But Pelosi on Thursday went even further to underscore how alarming the president’s behavior had been when he abruptly stormed out of a planned meeting to discuss infrastructure. “I pray for the president of the United States,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”

There has been no response as of yet from the president, his family, his administration, or his staff to her remarks, but they are all but certain to enrage Trump.

The intense back-and-forth comes amid increasing calls among Democrats and one Republican congressman to begin impeachment proceedings, as the Trump administration continues to defy congressional subpoenas. After discussing the issue with her caucus on Wednesday, however, Pelosi emerged steadfast in her determination to avoid impeachment for as long as possible.

In her press conference Thursday, she explained that this was precisely what had sparked Trump’s fury, because, the “White House is just crying out for impeachment,” she said. Pelosi continued, adding that her caucus was more united than media reports had indicated. “That’s what disappointed him yesterday because he didn’t see this rush to impeachment.” 

The House Speaker has warned against the process, arguing that it would be too divisive for the country and only rally Trump’s base.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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