Trump shifts gears, launches attacks on Pelosi

Allies of both camps have said Trump’s hands-off approach has been, at least in part, rooted in the president’s genuine admiration for the Speaker and the power she bears. Pelosi’s opposition to impeaching Trump, while angering some liberals, has also encouraged the president.

“I think when Democrats won the House and Pelosi took the gavel, there was a belief by the president that she would be open-minded towards working across the aisle and getting some things done with him,” said a source close to the White House who requested anonymity to speak candidly.

But the sands have shifted over the last week, as Trump has taken new aim at Pelosi amid the conservative outcry over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) March comments related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks — an episode Trump elevated Friday in a tweet linking Omar to the burning towers of the World Trade Center.