‘She’s A Mess, She’s Lost It’ Trump Tears Into Nancy Pelosi While Losing NAFTA Battle To Her

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Elvis was touted early on in his career “the king of gyration,” and Donald Trump is indisputably the King of Projection. This is what he had to say about Nancy Pelosi Thursday, in response to a question about when the new NAFTA bill would be passed.

“She’s a mess. They feel she doesn’t understand it. They sort of feel she’s disintegrating before their eyes. She doesn’t understand it. They want to have her understand it before we — it’s finished, signed, as you know. Mexico’s approved the deal. Canada’s approved the deal. They’re waiting to get a signal for [sic] her … the Democrat [sic] House does not, Pelosi does not understand the bill. … It’s a replacement for the worst trade deal ever made.”

“So she’s gotta get up to snuff, learn the bill, by the way I think she wants to approve it…we’re at a point where we’re going to have to send it in. She wants two weeks to ‘get to know’ the bill.”

That’s the usual incomprehensible hype and tripe from Trump, here’s the reality from the Washington Post:

Meanwhile, deep sticking points remain over NAFTA 2.0. Many congressional Democrats won’t support it without changes strengthening its labor protections, and view its intellectual property protections as a giveaway to Big Pharma. So both of these are hanging in the balance.

Trump needs big wins to restore populist aura

It’s hard to overstate how helpful getting these things could prove to Trump’s reelection prospects. Trump’s strategy turns on going full steam ahead with the reactionary, nativist demagoguery on immigration, while executing a phony pivot back to the “economic populism” he jettisoned upon taking office.

Infrastructure was central to that original populist aura. Just after Trump’s 2016 win, Stephen K. Bannon vowed a “trillion-dollar infrastructure plan” that would usher in a trans-racial working-class populist realignment. The plan went “poof,” and Trump’s biggest accomplishment since has been a massive tax cut largely for the wealthy and corporations.

Trump doesn’t have any real leverage against the Democrats, so he has to fall back to disparagement and name calling, “Cryin’ Chuck” “Crazy Nancy” and his usual lexicon, “Liddle” and “Loser” and “Low IQ.”

Trump is like a rat in a maze, he doesn’t know which direction to run. He wants infrastructure, and God knows he could use some good optics from a bipartisanship infrastructure plan, but he’s shooting himself in the foot by telling Democratic leaders that he won’t give them an infrastructure plan until they approve his trade deal — and stop all congressional investigations, to boot. And they should do all this, why?

So, he rampages on the one hand, while demanding impossible concessions on the other and this is why things stall — not because Nancy Pelosi doesn’t understand a piece of legislation. She understands it at the molecular level. She’s the professional in this arena, Trump is the neophyte, and she’s mopping the floor with him.

Incredibly, Trump seems to believe that he’s going to get what he wants by bullying and ranting, and politics doesn’t work that way. But Trump doesn’t know that, so get used to escalating political insults from Bizarro World. Trump and Pelosi are at war now and it’s going to get a whole lot uglier, I fear. Trump can’t stop himself from making things worse with his insistence on saying things to make Pelosi look bad, and Pelosi will continue to play Jedi Knight to Trump’s Jabba the Nutt and make him out for the fool that he is, for all the world to see.

And bear in mind, while all this is going on, there are twenty open investigations of Trump and his criminal family, Junior has been subpoenaed to testify before congress and so has Hope Hicks — and that last one, which happened yesterday, is possibly what set Trump off screaming at Pelosi and Schumer about investigations, and then storming into the Rose Garden. The time frame matches, in any event.

Somebody in this scenario is indeed “losing it” big time, and it’s not Nancy Pelosi.

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44 Comments on "‘She’s A Mess, She’s Lost It’ Trump Tears Into Nancy Pelosi While Losing NAFTA Battle To Her"

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Lil Blue Sock
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Self awareness is not the strong suit of the Yellow Tufted Shit-Gibbon.

Bareshark
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It’s fair to say that Trump and Pelosi have been at war since (at least) whenever he was stupid enough to let cameras into what should have been a private negotiation a few months…or was it centuries?…back. He’s just now waking up to the fact that she’s outplaying him is all.

Cmae
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Speaker Pelosi is on fire lately. You should see it, Ursula, at the other place, the Pelosi haters are tearing their hair out. The Democrats suck, every which way to Sunday, commenters are so SAD! Boo hoo!

Denis Elliott
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I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall when he saw Pelosi late this morning, or if he didn’t when whomever was unlucky enough to draw the short straw had to tell him about what she said. I’ll bet it was epic. I can just imagine he running (or trying to) around his desk trying to tweet out something as aides tried to take his phone away. I actually think some of them have those localized cell phone jammers for just such an occasion. Trump swears and curses about his phone not working right and they tell… Read more »
jan4insight
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Haven’t been to the other place lately 😉 but Twitter’s like that, too. Even some folks who should know better. I just told off Joy Reid that she should stick to reporting on what Dems are really doing (you know, like the 100 or so bills they’ve gotten passed this term) and leave her worthless opinions at the door.

‘Cause one thing I can’t stand is fair-weather friends!

Cmae
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I wonder how much longer Trump will last before completely losing it.

Bareshark
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Are you implying, Cmae, that there existed a moment since his inauguration that he HAD it?

Cmae
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He seems worse to me.

Bareshark
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And do NOT get me started on the impatient Cassandras on Dailykos, Jan, none of whom seem to have a serious plan.

jan4insight
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I assume you did not intend to insult the original Cassandra with that comparison to the pearl-clutchers at DK 😉

Franl
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Jabba the Nutt, lol and we all know how he ended!

Bareshark
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Literally strangled by his own greed (RIP Carrie Fisher, who IDed him as a coke sniffer).

Carol O
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When tRump gets into insult mode, which is always projection on his part, it’s like he’s talking to himself in the mirror: cheatin’, lyin’, dumb as a rock, losing it, a mess, etc. It really is all about him all the time. He’s a mess, he’s dumb as a rock (sorry, rocks), he’s a liar and a cheat, and all the other dumbass things he’s come out with, all him. What asinine, juvenile behavior. What a bringdown to our country. And all the evil things he’s doing besides, undermining the DOJ with his lackey, now selling arms to the Saudi’s… Read more »