NBC’s Mitchell Gushes About Photo of Pelosi Storming Out of Meeting

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NBC foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the liberal media idealize Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The latest example of their admiration involved their promotion of photo of the Speaker taken as she stormed out of a contentious meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. During Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Mitchell gleefully shared the picture with viewers as she gushed about Pelosi.

Anchor Lester Holt began by touting the image himself. “It was during a contentious White House meeting about the Syria conflict that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up in front of President Trump. The photo instantly becoming a new and powerful symbol of their power struggle,” he said.

Mitchell, a well-documented fangirl of the Clintons, proclaimed the picture was “iconic” and boasted about how it was “released by the White House to diminish the Speaker, she immediately turned it into a badge of courage and her cover photo.

“That cabinet room meeting on Syria dissolving into insults as the President called the Speaker a third-rate politician,” Mitchell whined, completely ignoring reports that Pelosi threw out her own insults against the administration during that meeting.

Of course, Mitchell just had to share some of the Speaker’s attacks on Trump made since the meeting:

 

 

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): At that moment I was probably saying, "All roads lead to Putin." A woman warrior cheered today by Democratic women supporters.

(…)

PELOSI: I pray for the President all the time. [Transition] Now, we have to pray for his health because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the President.

Eventually, she huffed about how Trump was responding to Pelosi’s attack. “He responding hours later on Twitter, ‘she had a total meltdown in the White House today, it was very sad to watch, pray for her, she's a very sick person,’” she complained.

Further flaunting her fangirl nature, Mitchell recalled instances where the left went wild for images of the Democratic Speaker:

MITCHELL: It's a relationship that started with his grudging respect, but went downhill quickly, a showdown over the shutdown.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Nancy's in a situation where it's not easy for her to talk right now.

PELOSI: Mr. President, please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting.

MITCHELL: Then he walked out of a meeting with her when she wouldn't fund his border wall.

PELOSI: I'm a mother of five, grandmother of nine. I know a temper tantrum when I see one.

MITCHELL: Even her applause at the state of the union seen as a clap-back.

Ironically, many on social media noticed that Mitchell’s treasured picture bared an uncanny resemblance to the so-called “woman yelling at a cat” meme. An unflattering comparison for the Speaker.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

NBC Nightly News
October 17, 2019
7:06:51 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: It was during a contentious White House meeting about the Syria conflict that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up in front of President Trump. The photo instantly becoming a new and powerful symbol of their power struggle. Here's Andrea Mitchell.

[Cuts to video]

ANDREA MITCHELL: It's a now-iconic picture taken as Nancy Pelosi stood up to walk out of a meeting with the President. Released by the White House to diminish the Speaker, she immediately turned it into a badge of courage and her cover photo.

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): At that moment I was probably saying, "All roads lead to Putin." A woman warrior cheered today by Democratic women supporters.

MITCHELL: That cabinet room meeting on Syria dissolving into insults as the President called the Speaker a third-rate politician.

PELOSI: I pray for the President all the time. [Transition] Now, we have to pray for his health because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the President.

MITCHELL: He responding hours later on Twitter, “she had a total meltdown in the White House today, it was very sad to watch, pray for her, she's a very sick person.” It's a relationship that started with his grudging respect, but went downhill quickly, a showdown over the shutdown.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Nancy's in a situation where it's not easy for her to talk right now.

PELOSI: Mr. President, please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting.

MITCHELL: Then he walked out of a meeting with her when she wouldn't fund his border wall.

PELOSI: I'm a mother of five, grandmother of nine. I know a temper tantrum when I see one.

MITCHELL: Even her applause at the state of the union seen as a clap-back.

[Cuts back to live]

While their verbal combat is all about policy, the clear undercurrent now is impeachment. Lester?

HOLT: Andrea Mitchell, thanks, Andrea.

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