David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Trump went after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday during a White House event ostensibly about America’s farmers, calling the Democratic leader “crazy” and a “mess.”

Then he enlisted aides to defend how “extremely calm” he was a day earlier at meeting with Democrats that Pelosi described as a “temper tantrum.” After the meeting, Trump held a press conference where he raged against Democrats’ investigations of him.

The latest quarrel between Pelosi and Trump started when the House speaker on Wednesday morning accused the President of engaging in a “cover-up.” Pelosi made the remark after huddling with her caucus to discuss impeachment. The quip caused Trump to storm out of an infrastructure meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) later in the day, after which Trump headed straight to the White House’s Rose Garden to complain to the press corps.

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacted to a judge’s ruling Wednesday in favor of House Democrats seeking financial information from banks that worked with President Trump, calling it a “win” for Democrats.

“Well, it’s another very important win, because the legal issue, fundamentally, is the same as the one (Monday) regarding the accounting firm that did the President’s taxes,” Toobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

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President Trump has made a surprise appearance in the White House’s Rose Garden to discuss — what else? — the Mueller report.

His podium is decked out with statistics about the Mueller investigation alongside the President’s mantra: “NO collusion, NO obstruction.”