Nancy Pelosi has found a very surprising ally — Donald Trump. The president, who is famous for commenting on everything under the sun, decided to weigh in on the nasty feud taking place between the Democratic speaker of the House and fiery Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Pelosi recently held a meeting where she told people like AOC that she needed to stop rushing to social media to put members of her own party on blast.
The newly-elected politician from New York was quick to attack Pelosi and went as far as implying that she is a racist and has a habit of disrespecting congresswomen of color — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) — whenever they voice their opinions.
Talking to reporters, The Donald decided to share his thoughts on the fight and gave some unsolicited advice while at it.
The president came to Pelosi’s defense and said Ocasio-Cortez was being very disrespectful and added: “I think Cortez is being very disrespectful to somebody who’s been there a long time.”
Trump, who is said to be enjoying the civil war in the Democratic party according to his own son, went on to say: “I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot, and we go back and forth, and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her. And you know what, I don’t think that Nancy can let that go on. She should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect. She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”
In an odd twist of event, Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is a close confidant of Trump, decided to invite Ocasio-Cortez to join his prime-time show for a full hour.
The conservative talk show host said: “I’m going to extend tonight an offer to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I know she watches. She’s on Twitter. She tweets about the show. I want to give you an hour invitation on this show to have a discussion.”
He added: “You get a lot of criticism on this program. We’ll talk. We’ll have a conversation. I hope you’ll join us.”
It is not known if AOC will accept the invitation and some experts say it is unlikely that she would accept such a deal.