Pelosi’s SOTU Grenade Is First Sign Of Fight She’ll Bring To The ‘Whiner In Chief’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 02: House Speaker designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and fellow members of Congress about border security at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump and House Democrats are no closer to a deal on funding for Trump’s border wall and reopening parts of the federal government that have been shuttered for the past 12 days. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Couched in formal language, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) note to President Donald Trump suggesting he write a letter for his State of the Union speech was an explosive grenade, and likely the first sign of the fight she’ll bring to, as she calls him privately, the “whiner in chief.”

According to a Wednesday Politico report, Pelosi finally has the power and favorable polling to stand up to the President in a way that Democrats couldn’t do in the minority. She also has the requisite temperament and experience to not be intimidated. Members of her caucus describe her a “badass” and “satin and steel.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), for one, doesn’t foresee Pelosi letting herself be pushed around by the President.

“Oh, no, no, no,” Hoyer told Politico. “She doesn’t back down to anybody.”

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