Instead, critics are using it on him.
Trump has repeatedly and without evidence accused House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is leading the impeachment inquiry, of treason, a federal crime that carries a potential death sentence.
Now, Trump is claiming the speaker is “every bit as guilty,” accusing her of “high crimes” and “treason.” He also called her “nervous Nancy,” a nickname he attempted briefly in June but quickly abandoned.
Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan “Whistleblower” & lawyer...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
....This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle’ Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason. I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly “Colluded” with them, must all be immediately Impeached!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Trump was slammed over the baseless accusations, with critics accusing him of trying to distract from the ongoing impeachment probe involving his demand that the Ukrainian president investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden.
And many pointed out that someone appears to be getting nervous ― but it’s not Pelosi:
Honestly, I’m just laughing at the pathetic “Nervous Nancy”. Nancy Pelosi has nerves of steel. I’ve never even seen her nervous.— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) October 7, 2019
It’s always projection with him. https://t.co/UYxWoPGrE3
Exactly. Trump’s the “Nervous Nancy.” It’s a great nickname for him. https://t.co/QyfmOCJqZ4— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) October 7, 2019
Dear @realDonaldTrump: As a member of @SpeakerPelosi's leadership team, the only time I saw her nervous was ... actually I've never seen her nervous. Speaker Pelosi has nerves of steel, wrapped around tungsten, coated in titanium.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 7, 2019
Also, we have no idea what you are saying below. https://t.co/6TPKNpESVF
do you have -any- idea just how ridiculous you sound— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 7, 2019
President Pelosi is certainly not nervous. You’re projecting.— Fielding (@FieldingFishly) October 7, 2019
Because Adam Schiff paraphrased the Trump-Zelensky call and because the whistleblower contacted House Intel staff in accordance with rules [refers to notes] Pelosi did treason. pic.twitter.com/Dzdzc0qxFv— Philip Bump (@pbump) October 7, 2019
“What about ...”— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) October 7, 2019
“What about ...”
“What about ...”
“What about ...”
There’s a name for engaging in this form of whining (instead of acting, you know, Presidential):
IT’S CALLED “WHATABOUTISM.”
You are the "Nervous Nancy" in this scenario. B'bye..impeach, no pardons. b'bye tRUMP swamp.— wrobbAntArtist (@AntWrobb) October 7, 2019
Donald Trump just called for Nancy Pelosi to be impeached. This guy needs medical attention.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 7, 2019
Deranged Donny is getting very nervous about his legacy.— Old Man (@IAAOFM) October 7, 2019
Give up - you already destroyed it yourself.
Yet again, whatever he’s telling you here, the center of it all is an accusation by a whistle-blower that he’s asked Ukraine - a country desperate for aid - to investigate as a favor his political opponent. This has been CONFIRMED by Trump himself who released the transcript.— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) October 7, 2019
When you find out about the fraudulent speeches you’ve made, you’re going to be really mad at you— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) October 7, 2019
You got the double dip going on Schiff in these tweets, but just "Nervous Nancy" for Pelosi?— Goodbye_G0P (@HoosierCornGuy) October 7, 2019
pffft. Weak sauce!
Are ya scared of her?
These are words from Trump's most recent tweet used to describe & attack other people.— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) October 7, 2019
The projection is stunning.
Republicans spin these authoritarian outbursts as (very unfunny) “jokes” but President Trump obviously believes them and that is super dangerous because he is the President of the United States.— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) October 7, 2019
Your arrogance is exceeded only by your astounding ignorance. And you seem very, very nervous. Many people are saying it.— NotOnMyWatch (@9_BulletPoints) October 7, 2019
Omg. Project much?— Cherisse🇺🇸 (@cwaligura) October 7, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.