Statements made Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggest that, much like failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, she too is an election denier who refuses to accept the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election results.
Echoing the sort of conspiratorial language used by the left’s most hardcore election deniers, the speaker described President Donald Trump as an “impostor.”
She made the wild accusation while speaking with CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan about the controversial, therapy-inducing tweets the president posted as former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before Congress.
“[H]e should not frivolously throw out insults, but that’s what he does. I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head, and so he has to diminish everyone else,” Pelosi said.
Listen to the full statement below:
(Source: CBS News)
The underlying meaning behind her words seemed clear.
As the clip above begins, Brennan asks Pelosi why she believes the president went so far as to tweet that Yovanovitch was a lousy ambassador.
“He made a mistake, and he knows her strength, and he was trying to undermine it,” the speaker replies. “Of course presidents appoint ambassadors, but people don’t insult people, especially when they’re giving testimony before the Congress of the United States.”
She adds that “even his most ardent supporters have to honestly admit this was the wrong thing for the president to do.”
Brennan then notes that the White House has downplayed Trump’s tweets by arguing that they were just his opinion versus an attempt at witness intimidation.
“What the president and perhaps some at the White House have to know is that the words of the president weigh a ton. They are very significant, and he should not frivolously throw out insults,” the speaker replies before dropping her “impostor” remark.
The tweets that triggered this condemnation may be seen below:
Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
….They call it “serving at the pleasure of the President.” The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
The idea that Trump is an “imposter” who’s “way over his head” fits with a long-held belief and veritable conspiracy theory that the president is and has remained unequipped for the job.
It’s a theory that was first bandied about by President Barack Hussein Obama in the heat of the 2016 presidential election.
“I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week, and he keeps on proving it … [T]he fact that he doesn’t appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia means that he’s woefully unprepared to do this job,” he said that summer, right after Trump was named the GOP nominee.
These actions and their end result — the debunked Russian collusion delusion conspiracy theory — are now under investigation by Attorney General Bill Barr.
It’s believed by some that the whole collusion narrative was purposefully designed by certain Obama administration officials to first prevent Trump’s successful election to office and then, in case he won, prevent him from enacting his agenda.
Only months after that effort finally collapsed, the new whistleblower accusations and veritable conspiracy theories emerged this past summer — and now months later, the president faces an impeachment inquiry that many have described as “unfair” and “unjust.”
Republicans believe that all of this — from the collusion delusion hoax to the new “quid pro quo” narrative — stems from the Democrats’ simple inability to accept the results of the 2016 presidential election. And Pelosi’s “impostor” remark seems to confirm that.
Whether or not these efforts amount to a “coup,” as some have claimed, remains to be seen.
She is sanctioning the coup & feeding it. Why do you think she was the first to use the word “bribery” from their “focus group”? Since when is a focus group ‘s feelings used to impeach? Last I checked, the law was the determiner.
— ❌Civics Junky❌ (@Civics_Junky) November 16, 2019
This is so true. I don’t recognize this @TheDemocrats party & I’m aghast at what’s going on. I relate to NONE of them.
This is NOT the Democrat party of our fathers & I’m sorry, but these ridiculous impeachment hearings are a coup. You can’t make up the rules as you go along!
— PamTR (@PG1701) November 16, 2019
Mr President when this is over please take action & lock up these treasonous traitors for this attempted coup! Americans are sick & tired of this whole mess happening over and over and over. We stand behind you. We want them in prison for treason, Pelosi,Clinton,Schiff,Obama etc
— Monica (@amazed_am_i) November 16, 2019
@HouseDemocrats @DNC @SpeakerPelosi rest assured that #WeThePeople will NOT accept any #impeachment of our potus @realDonaldTrump because of the unfair way you are doing things. You’re embarrassing this country and your #coup will be finished very soon
— Miss Priss (@gbread2481) November 16, 2019
I’m not a Trump voter and oppose many (most?) of his policies. That said, anyone with any intellectual honesty can see that this hearing is a sham devoid of any semblance of due process. Go ahead Democrats, vote to impeach. You’ve lost any chance at this independent’s vote. https://t.co/qJ8xmAE7K4
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) November 15, 2019
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