Senators across the board have condemned the briefing, with Republicans Rand Paul (Kentucky) and Mike Lee (Utah), calling it “insulting and demeaning”. Lee even went so far as to say it was “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on military issues”.
So when a reporter caught up with Pelosi, she was told:
Some people are calling it the worst briefing they've ever gotten.
To which Pelosi replied, without missing a beat:
Well, there's stiff competition for that honour from this administration.
Oof. And then she just smiles and walks off.
*Insert all the fire emojis.*
A video of the exchange was tweeted by CBS journalist Julia Boccagno, and people were immediately into it.
NEW: When asked for her reaction to the Iran briefing, @SpeakerPelosi said she couldn’t talk about it. But when rep… https://t.co/Xz6TjE7Mko
The best part was that she managed to sound like she was trying not to criticise the meeting, while instead coming for Trump just... in general. And doing it calmly and coolly – in stark contrast to the president's increasingly unhinged Twitter rants.
@juliaboccagno @cindyweber59 @SpeakerPelosi Jeez. She can throw shade without even breaking stride in 3 inch heels… https://t.co/4O2N8QIuTh