The US Home of Representatives’ Democratic chief has mentioned President Donald Trump’s household ought to stage an “intervention” with him.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi additionally mentioned she was involved for the president’s well-being, a day after he abruptly reduce brief a gathering along with her.
The highest Democrat described Mr Trump’s behaviour as a “mood tantrum”, saying he pounded the desk earlier than leaving.
It represented a brand new low in relations between the White Home and Democrats.
“I pray for the President of the US,” Mrs Pelosi mentioned on Thursday.
In a response to a query at her weekly press briefing, Mrs Pelosi mentioned she was involved for the well-being of the president “and the well-being of the US of America”.
“I want that his household or his administration or his employees would have an intervention for the nice of the nation.”
Ms Pelosi’s assault was the newest episode an more and more fraught battle of wills between her and the Republican president.
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On Wednesday, Mr Trump, Mrs Pelosi and her Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer, have been resulting from focus on spending on ageing US roads and bridges, a uncommon doable space of settlement with the White Home.
However Mr Trump ended the assembly after barely 5 minutes.
Nearly instantly afterwards, the president appeared within the Rose Backyard to declare that he was ending all bipartisan co-operation with Democrats till they stopped their “phoney investigations”.
The president is combating an onslaught of congressional inquiries from Democrats, ignoring subpoenas, withholding paperwork and blocking testimony by present and ex-advisers.