Defensive Pelosi gives Obama credit for economy, rips Trump’s SOTU as ‘Reality TV’ in ‘painful’ presser

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ignited backlash for her attack on President Trump’s accomplishments as tensions rose between the two following Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham slammed Pelosi for comparing Trump’s “remarks about our great nation & it’s many success stories” to “a reality TV show” during her weekly press conference Thursday.


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“The Dems really don’t know when to stop. It’s sad,” Grisham added.

One day after the Senate acquitted the president on two impeachment charges, Pelosi issued a statement blasting Trump, Senate Republicans, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. At her press conference, the California Democrat answered questions from reporters and slammed Trump’s speech. Pelosi came under fire for her publicity stunt Tuesday as she tore her copy of the president’s speech at the end of the night.

Pelosi failed to see the irony, apparently in slamming the president for using the “People’s House” as a “backdrop” while she, herself, capped off the night with her theatrics.

“What happened instead was the president using the Congress of the United States as the backdrop for a reality show, presenting a state of mind that had no contact with reality whatsoever,” she claimed Thursday.

“That was not a State of the Union, that was his state of mind,” she said later.


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Pelosi even admonished lawmakers for chanting “four more years!” Tuesday night.

“A serious breach to start shouting ‘four more years’ on the floor of the House. Totally inappropriate,” she said with a straight face.

She targeted Trump’s remarks about health care and protecting coverage for preexisting medical conditions.

“It was appalling to hear him try to take credit and call what President Obama did a mess that he inherited,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi also declared that, despite the Senate vote to acquit the president on Wednesday, he will forever bear the “scar” of impeachment.

“He’s impeached forever, no matter what he says or whatever headlines he wants to carry around,” she said. “You’re impeached forever. You’re never getting rid of that scar. And history will always record that you were impeached for undermining the security of our country, jeopardizing the integrity of our elections and violating the Constitution of the United States.”

Earlier Thursday, Pelosi attended the National Prayer Breakfast where the president made a few remarks about the “terrible ordeal” of the impeachment experience and leveled a not-so-veiled jab Sen. Mitt Romney, who was the only Republican to vote guilty on the abuse of power charge against the president, and Pelosi.

“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you,’ when they know that’s not so,” Mr. Trump said.

Naturally, Pelosi found the president’s remarks “completely inappropriate” while her own rants went unchallenged, as she claimed he “remains an ongoing threat to American democracy” in her official statement Thursday.

“I don’t know what he understands about people who pray, but we do pray,” Pelosi said. “He can say whatever he wants, but I do pray for him, and I do so sincerely and without anguish.”

“I thought what he said about Romney was particularly without class,” she added.

Asked about what some were claiming was a snub by the president on Tuesday when he appeared to ignore Pelosi’s attempt to shake his hand, the Democrat leader made a bizarre comment about Trump seeming “sedated.”

“I feel very liberated,” she said, adding that “I extended the hand of friendship.”

The response to Pelosi’s continued temper tantrum was quick to come in on Twitter.

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