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Nancy Pelosi – the speaker of the House and Democratic politician– has kind of been cast as a figurehead for the resistance against President Trump, especially after people made memes out of her ripping up speeches and clapping sarcastically at the President.
But she may have missed the mark with her new nickname for Trump. According to the Washington Post's Jeff Stein, Pelosi is now referring to the president as 'Mr. Make Matters Worse.'
Pelosi says she has a "new name" for President Trump: "Mr. Make Matters Worse" — Jeff Stein (@Jeff Stein)
@JStein_WaPo TRUMP: *deploys fascist paramilitaries to suppress free speech*
PELOSI: I see Mr. Too Damn Golfing is… https://t.co/9u1C65ggTF — ben "darth normal" flores (@ben "darth normal" flores)
@JStein_WaPo Is there a Mrs Make Matters Worse — TrueAnon (@TrueAnon)
no way he’s coming back from that https://t.co/ApyE9ZmYY7 — Maggie Serota (@Maggie Serota)
@JStein_WaPo Christ on crackers this is what we have to work with https://t.co/yjWffg5ZJp — Donna Martin Graduates (@Donna Martin Graduates)
People were confused about why Pelosi was just going with nicknames – considering everything that Trump has been doing recently, from messing up the US’ pandemic response and leading to thousands of more deaths, or threatening to send in federal agents to various cities that have had protests over the last couple of weeks.
Thank you for this bold leadership @SpeakerPelosi, this is exactly what we need ❤️ https://t.co/epv04eWM5m — Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@Sunrise Movement 🌅)
She’s so bad at this. https://t.co/fSTkqzGEFT — Sonny Bunch (@Sonny Bunch)
I just laughed for like five solid minutes in uncontrollable manic distress at how ineffective our 'opposition' is https://t.co/jZGN4cS4R1 — Saladin Ahmed (@Saladin Ahmed)
This isn’t the first time that Pelosi has been criticised for putting out statements over substance.
She was criticised for showing off her freezer full of ice cream in the first month of the Covid-19 crisis, and after later evidence emerged which suggested that a firm linked to her husband had received a loan during stimulus payments.