"So don't mess with me when it comes to words like that," she added. The Speaker said that any disagreement with Trump was rooted in policy, not in who he was as a person.
Pelosi has in the past encouraged people to pray for President Trump. In October, Pelosi said that people should pray for the president's health after she abruptly left a meeting with the President. In September, Pelosi said that she prays for the Trump family "all the time," and that she "wish(es) that he would pray for the safety of other families and do something courageous on guns."
On Twitter, Trump said that he did not believe Pelosi prays for him, "not even close," and that Pelosi had suffered a "nervous fit" during her briefing.
"She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more," said Trump. "Help the homeless in your district Nancy," he added.
Pelosi has repeatedly cited her Catholic faith in the political realm, and used it to justify her positions, especially her long-standing support for abortion. Pelosi's statements have occasioned significant pushback from members of the Catholic hierarchy at different times.
In 2008, in her second year as Speaker of the House, Pelosi stated on an August 24 episode of "Meet the Press" that "as an ardent, practicing Catholic, [abortion] is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition," and that her faith "shouldn't have an impact on a woman's right to choose."