White House senior aide Kellyanne Conway dinged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) following President Donald Trump’s infrastructure meeting with Democrat leaders on Wednesday, mocking her feminist bonafides after the Speaker refused to respond directly to her question.
According to the New York Times, the incident occurred after President Trump ended the meeting with Democrats early. The gathering was cut short after the president confronted Pelosi and Schumer over the Democrats’ multiple ongoing investigations into him and his associates, despite special counsel Robert Mueller clearing him of criminal conspiracy with Russia during in the 2016 presidential election.
“I knew he was looking for a way out,” Pelosi uttered after President Trump exited the room. “We were expecting this.”
Conway then confronted the Speaker, asking her if she had “a direct response” to the president’s remarks about the probes.
Pelosi is said to have told Conway that she would reply to President Trump instead of members of his staff.
“Really great,” the White House official replied. “That’s really pro-woman of you.”
“They want to make this a big deal, whether or not they carry the big ‘I’ word out. I can’t imagine that, but they probably would because it will do whatever they have to do,” the president said.