Democrats’ swift condemnation of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal may have been too quick for Nancy Pelosi to coherently gather her thoughts.
The House Minority Leader slammed the president for his decision, which she claimed threatens global security, but was soon rambling in her weekly briefing with reporters.
“For the president to destroy the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action gravely endangers our global security and defies comprehension,” Pelosi said Thursday, referring to the Iran nuclear deal as “one of the great diplomatic achievements of our time.”
The California Democrat then held up a book which she earlier explained contained statements by Democrats in favor of the Obama-era policy.
“I show you this book because we didn’t ask people to sign a letter,” she said. “We asked them to study the agreement, to study the validation of ambassadors, and generals and admirals and military people across the board.”
She continued in her rambling, noting something about nuclear physicists and Nobel laureates before declaring all had agreed that the pact should “be the template for future nuclear nonproliferation agreements.”
“To ask their questions, to talk to their constituents, to make their own decisions and make their own statements about this,” she wandered in her address. “So I was very, very proud of the strong support that the members came to their own conclusions about supporting the agreement.”
???♀️I challenge anyone to decipher wtf @NancyPelosi is ATTEMPTING to say here??
— Mary (@USAHotLips) May 10, 2018
“It was an excellent piece of work. This, but also the agreement,’ Pelosi continued.
“So as I said, the president’s action is very – troubling,” she said after a long pause and audible sigh.
Pelosi had joined the chorus of critics immediately after Trump’s announcement on Tuesday, accusing the president of abdicating his leadership role.
The President’s decision to follow his misguided & uninformed campaign promise to destroy the successful JCPOA endangers global security & defies comprehension.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 8, 2018
She criticized Trump’s decision to “follow his misguided & uninformed campaign promise” in tweets.
.@realDonaldTrump’s decision to abdicate American leadership during a critical moment in our effort to advance a denuclearization agreement with North Korea is particularly senseless, disturbing & dangerous.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 8, 2018
But what Democrats fail to acknowledge, and the liberal media will not report, is that Iranians themselves are applauding Trump, and thanking him for standing by them. Iranians launched multiple social media hashtags, inlcluding #ThankYouTrump, “WeAreHostages” and even the Trump-inspired “MakeIranGreatAgain.”
Pelosi’s address on Thursday raised collective eyebrows on Twitter as users again contemplated the benefits of term limits and questioned her ability to lead.
She is the perfect example of why we need term limits.
— Vic the Slick G (@victheslickg) May 10, 2018
Too much wodka.
— Milan Pavic (@milanpavic) May 10, 2018
I think she forgot what the topic was lol ???? pic.twitter.com/54eYk3Kkx6
— Lori Anne ? (@lah3309) May 10, 2018
If the JCPOA was such a great agreement, why wasn’t it presented to Congress and ratified like a treaty? Why didn’t Iran sign it? Why didn’t Congress approve it? WHY is @NancyPelosi still in office? Scary.
— Normagenie Notabot (@normagenie) May 10, 2018
“I show youthis book because we didn’t ask people to sign” pic.twitter.com/XYjixFKqB7
— Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) May 10, 2018
She’s not well. There’s definitely something wrong with her inability to put thoughts together in a sentence.
— Bill ????? (@BillsSport) May 10, 2018
She’s a ventriloquist’s doll. The guy on the right is working her.
— Gregor Iro. (@ireson_gregory) May 10, 2018
Good Lord, I cant listen more than 5 seconds
— ?? Sven ?? (@619SDBOLTS) May 10, 2018
Don’t know what is worse: Seeing @NancyPelosi’s deteriorating physical appearance or listening to her unintelligible remarks?
— Knitter (@patni1111) May 10, 2018
What the hell is she even talking about? And doesn’t she have enough money to get new dentures so she’s not lisping all the damn time? I don’t care if some pansy Nobel Laureate from another damn country said the #IranDeal was good. It wasn’t!
— ConservativeGApeach (@ConservaPeach) May 10, 2018
All I can say is I’m even MORE convinced of the importance of TERM LIMITS…….this is scary stuff =(
— Edith Schreiber (@LivingInTx2018) May 10, 2018
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