Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) daughter chose an intense way to describe her mother during a CNN interview about Nancy Pelosi's meetings with President Donald Trump over the government shutdown.
Alexandra Pelosi is a 48-year-old documentary filmmaker, and she spoke with John Berman, the host of "New Day."
Here's what she said:
"She'll cut your head off, and you won't even know you're bleeding. That's all you need to know about her. No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi. She's persevered. You got to give her credit. No matter what you think of her, you have to give her credit because, think about it, think about all these presidents she's endured, right? The [George H.W.] Bush, the [George W.] Bush, the Clinton.
She's been through it all. So, she's been around. This is not her first rodeo, as your friend George Bush would say. She knows what she's doing, and that should make you sleep at night, knowing that somebody in this town knows what they're doing."
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have been in a standoff with President Donald Trump over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Pelosi said the Democratic-majority House plans to pass a funding bill without wall funding, and Trump insists that he will not sign a bill that doesn't pay for the wall.
The two sides met Wednesday for a briefing on border security with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the first meeting since a holiday period of inactivity during which Pelosi vacationed in Hawaii.
According to White House officials, Democrats were not open to listening to Nielsen's briefing about the situation at the southern border, resulting in an unproductive meeting.