President Donald Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a fundraiser for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other House Republicans Tuesday night, saying that McCarthy should be speaker and that Republicans needed to take back the House in 2020.
“We need to win back the House to retire Nancy once and for all,” Trump said to the cheering crowd, according to an attendee that did not want to be named.
Trump praised McCarthy as “tough, loyal, and smart,” and also said Devin Nunes (R-CA) was a “great warrior.”
115 GOP House members attended the fundraiser, which raised money to take back the House in 2020. Political analysts have said that at least 12 Democrat House seats are toss-ups in 2020, while only 5 Republican seats are similarly considered toss-ups.
Pelosi’s intentions to pursue impeachment of Trump have led him to say that she should step down. Trump has also accused Pelosi of caving to the far-left contingent of her party.
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