We’d already been blessed with one hot take from CNN on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s letter to President Trump suggesting his State of the Union address might not happen if the government wasn’t reopened. Political analyst Chris Cillizza called it a “major power move” by the speaker, and now former White House communications director Jen Psaki is reveling in awe at Pelosi’s letter.
"With one letter, (Nancy Pelosi) made clear there is a new speaker in town, she is playing by her own rules and the President and his team better be ready," writes Jen Psaki for @CNNOpinion https://t.co/b1MAUGThnM
— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2019
How was her trip? https://t.co/yuehRhy9Nk
— Dan ?? (@danieltobin) January 18, 2019
Yeah, could somebody move her luggage out of the hallway?
… Pelosi showed Trump and members of her own party why she is the boss. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, and she was has every right to disinvite the President. But there is no doubt she left Trump, many members of his staff and many of the freshmen and up-and-coming members of her own caucus surprised she had the power to disinvite him. If anyone needed a reminder as to why an experienced speaker, who knows how to fight gracefully with a bully on her own terms, is needed right now, Wednesday’s events were a healthy reminder.
That was fighting gracefully? We were assured it was a major power move.
— ? LeeRoy ? OlllllllO (@CoxaleeLee) January 17, 2019
Pelosi is currently being schooled on "readiness."
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) January 17, 2019
The President was ready. Apparently.
— Jimmy Hall (@JimmyHall3) January 17, 2019
Narrator: They were ready with a letter of their own.
— Some Kind of Randoful (@sggmom1) January 17, 2019
lol, I think Trump trumped her today…
— Brian (@wvbrian) January 17, 2019
Yeah. I think the Trump Admin answered that letter pretty well. #Checkmate
— Brend-man ?? (@brend_man) January 17, 2019
How those rules looking today after her circular bus ride?
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) January 18, 2019
Can we get a clip of that bus doing circles please?
— DM71 (@Dm71Pta) January 17, 2019
It was a nice bus ride though!
— Kathleen Appling (@KathleenAppling) January 17, 2019
And how’s that aircraft thing working out?
— Thomas Bell (@ThomasB93165347) January 17, 2019
And she’ll love the view from Coach
— Nathan Swenson (@swensonnathan) January 18, 2019
— CJ (@Daretobedad) January 17, 2019
Was this written before the bus was stopped and the trip cancelled? ??
— Bama Mom (@mom_fisher) January 17, 2019
After, for what it’s worth, which gave Psaki to join everyone else in the talking point that Trump, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, flew to Iraq during the shutdown … while the news media was assuring everyone that Trump had blown off the troops at Christmas.
— Tyler Hanson (@TylerHanson53) January 17, 2019
@CNN with a freezing cold take as per usual
— Joe Rogan Disciple (@DrTroy357) January 17, 2019
— TheNovelist (@APTheNovelist) January 17, 2019
This tweet aged like a fine milkshake, on a Houston sidewalk, in August.
— German Shepherd (@GermanShepher10) January 18, 2019
— pirkster (@pirkster_jax) January 17, 2019
@SpeakerPelosi is in no way a representative of conservative women in our country. She may be toting the line for the other gals, but in no way should hold this position to represent women in any way. Pelosi is bought and paid for! So sad.
— Kim Hart (@KimHart22814089) January 17, 2019
Amen sista, she makes me cringe.
— Andrea Hawkins (@andrea_hawkins2) January 17, 2019
Did anyone else at CNN do a piece on Pelosi’s major power move that we missed?
CNN’s Chris Cillizza: Trump took the low road after Pelosi pulled ‘a major power move’ https://t.co/20W19naxU5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 18, 2019