Donald Trump on Wednesday praised a California heckler who urged him to “get rid of” speaker Nancy Pelosi and said he was fine. Boasted Republicans will pick up seven home seats in the state this fall.
“He said you had to get rid of Pelosi. I think that’s fine, “said President Trump during a water event with farmers in California.
Relations between the president and the speaker – the head of their respective government departments – are always low and are unlikely to be helped by Trump attacking Pelosi on her own ground.
President Donald Trump praised a California heckler who encouraged him to get rid of “speaker Nancy Pelosi”
Trump attacked Speaker Nancy Pelosi at her home base in California
The president is on a four-day West Coast tour where he has prepared fundraising in California and is preparing to hold a trio of campaign meetings in the West prior to the November elections and while Democrats are preparing for the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.
Trump, who will hold a campaign meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday evening, was warmed up during a water event in Bakersfield, the birthplace of home republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who accompanied the president.
“We can pick up seven seats in the state of California,” Trump said.
Then a heckler shouted in the audience to “lose” speaker Pelosi.
“He said you had to get rid of Pelosi. I think that’s fine, “the president replied as the audience returned.
Pelosi represents San Francisco, which is approximately 300 miles north of Bakersfield. Trump attacked the liberal city because of the status of sanctuary for immigrants and because of the problem of homelessness.
The president continued that attack line on Wednesday.
“Many people agree. Look what happened to San Francisco, “Trump said. “It’s worse than a slum. There is no such a slum. What they did to San Francisco is a crying shame. And we’re going to do something about it, because if they don’t fix it up, clean it up, look after the homeless, do what they have to do, but clean up their city, the federal government will have to intervene. ”
Republicans lost seven home seats in the Golden State in the 2018 mid-term elections. But Democrats prefer to keep control of Parliament during the November election.
Pelosi and Trump have had a series of spats lately, their most recent at the annual State of the Union address earlier this month when the president refused to shake her hand and the speaker tore up the text of his speech when he finished speaking .
It was followed by the president who slammed Pelosi’s Catholic religion to the National Prayer Breakfast and her reply that he knows nothing about faith.
President Trump spoke at a water event in Bakersfield, California, the hometown of the home republic of Leader Kevin McCarthy, who accompanied the president
In his remarks, President Trump also attacked his democratic rivals Michael Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders
The speaker told CNN this weekend that page browsing had nothing to do with President Trump’s refusal to take her outstretched hand when she welcomed him into the room.
“He didn’t shake it when he extended it. I don’t know what you call that. But that had nothing to do with the disintegration of the state of the Union. My cracks had to do with, I thought, if I can find a page that doesn’t contain lies, I’ll spare it, but I couldn’t find it, “Pelosi said.
“I pray hard for him,” the speaker said of the president earlier this month after mocking her at the prayer breakfast.
Trump said at the event that he didn’t like people who say I pray for you if they know it isn’t.
Trump was in Bakersfield to sign a presidential memorandum on developing and supplying more water resources in California.
But he took the opportunity to defeat his democratic political rivals and support the American farmer.
Pelosi and Trump attended the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month where the president mocked the speaker because he said she prayed for him
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore her text from President Trump’s State of the Union speech
In addition to Pelosi, the president took some swings in Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders, who will be on the Democratic debate on Wednesday evening in Las Vegas, while Trump holds his campaign meeting in Phoenix.
“Mini Mike hates the farmer,” Trump said of Bloomberg, whose length he mocked.
“I don’t think he’s going to be the candidate,” he added.
He then turned to Sanders, who is leading the elections for the Democratic nomination.
“We have to start working on Crazy Bernie soon,” he said.
The public rewarded him with shouts of ‘another four years’.
Trump’s rare West journey comes as Democrats prepare for the third game in their presidential election and the president increases his campaign activity prior to the November election.
For his event in Bakersfield, the president attended fundraising on the home and golf course of Oracle president Larry Ellison in Rancho Mirage.
President Trump then goes to Phoenix for a campaign collection for himself and to praise Arizona Senator Martha McSally, who is one of the most threatened Republicans to be re-elected.
On Thursday, President Trump will speak at the Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony at the Las Vegas police station. The president has touted the work of his government by rehabilitating prisoners as one of the greatest achievements.
And that night he will hold a campaign meeting in Colorado Springs.
On Friday afternoon he gathers the religious party in Las Vegas. Nevada holds its caucuses on Saturday.
Last September, the Republicans of Nevada decided not to hold a formal caucus, but to meet this Saturday to formally bind their delegates to Trump.