Stabenow says Trump has difficulties with ‘strong, smart women’

    President Donald J. Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Maryland, en route Ohio. | Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr Public Domain

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said in a press conference in the Rose Garden that he told top Democrats he wouldn’t strike an infrastructure deal while Congress was investigating his administration.

    That prompted U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to write her caucus a letter, which was released to the media, in which she said the president “threw a temper tantrum for us all to see.”

    Debbie Stabenow at her Washington, D.C., office | Robin Bravender

    U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) was interviewed about the spat on CNN later on Wednesday and said she could think of one reason why Trump has particular trouble dealing with Pelosi.

    CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Stabenow: “Do you think there’s something specifically about Speaker Pelosi that gets under the president’s skin? Because it seems that he has a different reaction to her than he does to, like, Sen. [Chuck] Schumer.”

    Stabenow responded of Pelosi: “She’s an incredibly smart woman and she’s tough. She will work with him, but she’s very savvy and I don’t think he does well with strong, smart women.”

    Michigan’s senior senator then laughed.

    Susan J. Demas is a 19-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.


    1. “Stabenow says Trump has difficulties with ‘strong, smart women’”

      In the clown’s mind, “smart woman” is an oxymoron. Of course, that makes him the moron in the room.


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