The theatrical exchange of words between Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump was a definitive victory for the latter, writes Patricia McCarthy of The American Thinker. The two Democrats showed their lack of care for the large number of Americans that are being threatened by illegal immigration. Their stance on the border wall couldn’t be masked by Pelosi’s comical gesticulating. This partisan desire to hamper anything Trump does showed clearly. Rather than working towards a solution that would protect the country, they try, time and time again, to undermine Trump at every turn, even at cost to the rest of the country.
The way that Nancy Pelosi, in particular, stood up to Donald Trump during their White House group discussion undermined him, infers Lili Loufbourow of Slate. The president wasn’t able to highjack the conversation and direct how people talk about him. His aggressive style has been described in ways that reflect masculine strength by much of the media. With her words, Pelosi managed to undermine that illusion, putting Trump to task over his flawed policies, as well as his belligerent rhetoric. Her asking him to “pray over” a government shutdown was a sharp jab at his lack of real religious belief. Such skillful wordplay emphasized her wit.