Apr 14, 2019 - Politics & Policy

President Trump attacks "60 Minutes" "puff piece" on Nancy Pelosi

 President Trump ripped into CBS' "60 Minutes" interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling it a "puff piece."

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Nancy Pelosi clapped back at President Trump after he took the unusual step of using Twitter to go after the House speaker for her interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

Why it matters: While Trump has traded barbs with several Democrats on Twitter, it is unusual for him to single out Pelosi on the social media platform. Earlier Sunday, the House speaker demanded Trump remove a video he tweeted Friday showing footage of the September 11 attacks spliced with edited remarks by Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), claiming the president's "hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger."

Details: In her interview with CBS’ Lesley Stahl, Pelosi said she believed the Democratic Party could work with Trump.

"He's not worth the trouble of saying you're so horrible we can't work together. No, we need to work together. I think our future is strong enough — built on a strong foundation to withstand everything, including the current occupant of the White House."
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