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I refuse to use trumpys nickname for our Speaker.



Press: How 'Nervous Nancy' trumped Trump



https://thehill.com/opinion/447813-press-how-nervous-nancy-trumped-trump

By Bill Press, Opinion Contributor - 06/10/19 07:14 PM EDT



Donald Trump is not a nice man. He’s a mean, obnoxious bully. For his entire career, first as a phony businessman, and now as a phony president, he’s persevered by beating, berating, degrading, humiliating and personally insulting anyone who dared challenge him.

That’s how he made it in the shady world of Manhattan real estate. And that’s how he bulldozed his way through the 2016 Republican primary. So what if there were 16 more seasoned Republican politicians running against him? Despite having zero political experience himself, he destroyed them one by one with his nasty nicknames: “Lyin’ Ted,” “Little Marco” and “Low-Energy Jeb,” among others.

Once in office, Trump belittled Republican leaders of Congress the same. Line ’em up and beat ’em up: Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise. They once represented a totally different Republican Party. But Trump battered them so badly they flipped from never-Trumpers to Trump acolytes.

How fitting in this “Me Too” era, then, that after taking down all those cowardly men one by one, it took a woman to finally put Trump in his place. Trump met his match when he met Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)...........................................................................



It started at an Oval Office meeting on the border wall between Trump, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) .............................................................Score: Pelosi 1, Trump 0.

Their sparring continued at the State of the Union............................................... Score: Pelosi 2, Trump 0.

Next came the double showdown over infrastructure: one meeting where Trump promised $2 trillion, followed by a second ..................................................................... Score: Pelosi 3, Trump 0.

Clearly obsessed by his inability to get the best of Pelosi, Trump chose the Normandy American Cemetery on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on which to attack her again, blaming her for criticizing him while he was on foreign soil. Even though he’d used his time on foreign soil to call Schumer a “creep,” Robert Mueller a “fool,” the mayor of London a “stone cold loser,” and Pelosi a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person.” For her part, Pelosi, also in Normandy, respecting the sacred ground they were on, refused to respond. Score: Pelosi 4, Trump 0................................................

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