House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was so angry after a contentious meeting with President Donald Trump over funding of the border wall that she insulted his manhood.
In the angry confrontation, Pelosi and Trump quarreled over whether a bill funding the border wall would pass the House of Representatives, and the president grew tired of arguing and finally said he would take responsibility for any government shutdown.
Pelosi reportedly insulted the president immediately afterward during a meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee.
"It's like a manhood thing for him," Pelosi said.
"As if manhood could ever be associated with him," she added. "This wall thing."
According to Julie Davis, the congressional correspondent for the New York Times, Pelosi "crowed" about forcing the president to "fully own" any future shutdown of the government.
Pelosi also compared Trump to a skunk, according to CNN's Manu Raju.
"It was so wild," she told her colleagues. "It goes to show you: you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you."
Raju reported that Pelosi told Democrats that at the end of the meeting, Trump said, "We can go two routes with this meeting: with a knife or a candy."
"Exactly," Pelosi told them she said.
Many Democrats and liberals praised the once and likely future House Speaker for what they saw as standing up to the president. His allies and supporters decried the incivility of her statements.
Here's CNN's report on Pelosi's insults to the president:
"That is a pretty nasty thing to say, let's just say that," said CNN's Erin Burnett about Pelosi's insult, "and it's gonna make President Trump mad."