"Well, I think what the public saw this week was the fact that the president has not paid attention to the intelligence that has been given to him on many of these subjects", Pelosi said, and praised Trump's intel chiefs for speaking "truth to the country, and to power".
Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to obtain funding to keep building the southern border wall, as Trump has refused to sign appropriations that don't include funding.
Pelosi adopted a firm stance against that demand Thursday. "There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation".
The New York Times' interview with Mr Trump came after the president reached out to the newspaper's publisher A G Sulzberger.
In another, he added: Let's just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! "A WALL is a WALL!" he tweeted.
"The wall is getting built", he said.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Thursday refuted President Donald Trump, who said earlier that day that Republicans were "wasting their time" in budget negotiations with Democrats.
"On Feb. 15th, the committee will come back and if they don't have a wall, I don't even want to waste my time reading what they have because it's a waste of time", Trump said in the Oval Office Thursday during a meeting with American manufacturers.
Some of President Donald Trump's most loyal GOP allies in Congress have a message for him: Stay out of congressional negotiations on border security. She said there could be a place for "enhanced fencing", such as "Normandy walls" - basically heavy traffic barriers. "If the president wants to call that a wall, he can call it a wall".
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The speaker chuckled slightly when told of Trump's morning tweet in which he suggested he would get the wall built without Congress.
"Because of the work we did years ago we've already built nearly 1100kms of fencing on our nation's border", said Democrat David Price.
Now, a conference committee of House and Senate leaders is working to "deliver language that allows Democrats to say they held firm on the wall and Trump to claim victory, all while avoiding another shutdown".
"We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shining sea", the president explained.
Top advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, continue to warn that the move will immediately be challenged in court, hoping to temper expectations with the President that wall construction will begin immediately.
Trump wrote in a tweet.
"No, I'm not concerned".
"I was elected partially on this issue", Trump told Politico.
"I'm waiting until February 15. Three-hundred [miles] of them are Normandy fences", she said."Three-hundred miles of this so that cars can not go by".