House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Trump’s tweet attacking Yovanovitch was the “wrong thing” to do, adding, “he knows her strength and he was trying to undermine it.”

“Of course presidents appoint ambassadors,” Pelosi said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “But people don’t insult people, especially when they’re giving testimony before the Congress of the United States. I think even his most ardent supporters have to honestly admit this was the wrong thing for the president to do.”

Pelosi said Trump’s word’s carry a lot of weight and that he should avoid frivolously throwing out insults.

“I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head,” Pelosi said. “And so he has to diminish everyone else.”


Nancy Pelosi, Us House Speaker, on President Trump attacking (real time via twitter) the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as she testified before a House panel.