Salon owner Erika Kious was flattered to hear President Trump urge her to run the house instead of Nancy Pelosi after the spokeswoman’s bad day in the business – but said in an interview that she had her hands full in her own house have.
Pelosi was in the president’s crosshairs after she claimed she was “set up” in the Kious’ San Francisco salon, where she was seen maskless and given an illegal haircut in a leaked security video.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi said she was” set up “by the beauty salon owner when she didn’t open the salon properly (and wasn’t wearing a MASK!),” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Does anyone want a House Speaker that is so easy to set up?”
In another tweet he wrote, “Maybe the beauty salon owner should run the House of Representatives instead of Crazy Nancy?”
And he got back into Pelosi’s hair Thursday night at his rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
“I want the salon owner to run the House of Representatives,” the president told the crowd.
Hearing Trump’s enthusiastic support, Kious responded in a telephone interview with Fox News.
“I see how hard the president is fighting for America and it has inspired me to do what is right for the people in my industry and for small businesses everywhere,” Kious told the network.
“I never expected any of this, but the house I’m concentrating on right now is the house with two little girls under 10 who are socially distant learning. But I appreciate the feeling, ”she said.
“But he’s my president and I’ll do what I have to,” added Kious.
Pelosi responded to the fiasco, claiming it was “set up”.
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon, which I’ve been to many times,” she said on Wednesday. “When they said they could put people one by one and we can arrange that time, I trusted them.”
Pelosi added, “The salon owes me an apology for the set up,” she added.
On Thursday night, Kious fought back the tears when she denied pitching Pelosi and insisted that the speaker should be the one to apologize to the American people.