Nancy Pelosi Mocks Trump’s ‘Manhood’ After Border Wall Squabble

Today Trump was scheduled to meet with Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Minority Leader (and soon-to-be House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to discuss keeping the government open. Trump is holding out for (more) money for his pricey and unnecessary border wall and decided to ambush the two with the press so he could look like a tough guy for refusing to negotiate.

The stunt didn’t exactly work as planned. Not only did Trump provide Pelosi with an opportunity to put him in his place, he was also baited into completely owning whatever shutdown happens as a result of the botched negotiations.

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security,” Trump said. “I will be the one to shut it down, I’m not going to blame you for it.” Glad that’s cleared up!

Pelosi received plenty of credit for calmly and publicly rebuking Trump:

But the (presumptive) future House Speaker wasn’t finished. She held a presser alongside Schumer to hammer home their position, reiterate that any shutdown would be entirely Trump’s doing, and troll the president once again:

She also inspired some spicy memes in the process:

But Pelosi saved the most withering criticism of the president for an off-camera meeting with her fellow Democrats, mocking Trump’s “manhood thing” about the border wall:

“It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” Pelosi told fellow Democrats during a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

“But the fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his,” Pelosi reportedly said. “That was an accomplishment.”

Pelosi also used some pretty colorful language to describe the bizarre Oval Office spectacle. “It was so wild,” she reportedly said. “It goes to show you: You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”

(A “tinkle contest” is probably the most grandmotherly way to put what transpired in the Oval Office today.)

Pelosi’s “manhood” comments got plenty of love from Twitter, and you can tell she’s proud of them:

Using political jiujitsu to turn Trump’s own toxic masculinity against him had some people contrasting her savvy with Schumer’s fecklessness:

As Senate Minority Leader, Schumer hasn’t exactly been a reliable anti-Trump crusader, preferring instead to compromise with the president.

Although others were bracing for Trump’s inevitable response:

Regardless, it’s nice to see some, uh, maturity in politics again.

h/t: The Hill