1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Again, I pray for the president of the United States. I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. Yes ma'am? (Reporter asks question: Would you be prepared to change your rhetoric... your prayer comments almost suggest your concerned about his well-being.) I am."
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"We're not saying as the president said, 'If you don't stop investigating me. If you don't stop honoring your oath of office, I can't work with you.' That's basically what he's saying. Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence. I don't know."
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3. Pelosi listens to reporter question
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Oh, I thought you said statutory intervention, that would be good - Article 25, troublemaker. But that's a good idea. I'm glad you suggested it. I'll take it up with my caucus, not that they haven't been thinking about it. But your support will be important to them. There's no question, the White House is just crying out for impeachment. That's why he flipped yesterday because he was hoping."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff "intervention" after a dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting the previous day.
Both the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in a day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to congressional investigations before he would work with Congress on crumbling U.S. infrastructure and other matters. By Thursday as Congress prepared to recess for the Memorial Day break, both sides were questioning each other's stability, with the president insisting on Twitter that he was calm when he left the White House meeting that was to focus on infrastructure spending.
Pelosi said Trump has established a pattern of unpredictability and at one point even joked about the 25th Amendment, the Constitution's provision laying out the procedure for replacing a president.
"I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country," Pelosi said at her weekly news conference, adding again that she prays for him and the nation.
"Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence," she said. Asked whether she's concerned about Trump's well-being, she replied, "I am."
She also said the White House is "crying out" for the Democrats to launch impeachment hearings - the idea being that such a move would help him politically.