VIDEO: Pelosi lashes out at reporter for asking if she 'hates' Trump: 'Don't mess with me!'

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Photo credit Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds forcefully to a question from a reporter who asked if she hated President Trump, after announcing earlier that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Ouch!

One reporter learned the hard way not to start in with Nancy Pelosi.

James Rosen, the former Fox News reporter now at Sinclair Broadcast Group, asked House Speaker Pelosi at a press briefing Thursday morning, as she was leaving, "Do you hate the president?"

Well, that didn't go over too well with  Pelosi, who lashed out at Rosen:

"I don't hate anybody…I was raised in a Catholic house, we don't hate anybody — not anybody in the world. So don't you accuse me of any (hate)."

Rosen responded, "I did not accuse you."

Pelosi shot back, "You did, you did, you did."

She then returned to the podium and said, "I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids, who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we’re very proud. I think he’s in denial about the climate crisis."

She continued,“However, that’s about the election. This is about the — take it up in the election ... (the impeachment inquiry)  is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that leads to the president’s violation of his oath of office."

"And as a Catholic I resent you using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me. I don't hate anyone," she said. "I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time."

And then she dove in with a zinger: “So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she added, and walked out of the room.

Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to weigh in.

"Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit," he tweeted. "She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records. She says she “prays for the President.” I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA?"