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.
(Source: Fox News)
“The Dems really don’t know when to stop. It’s sad,” Grisham added.
It’s bad enough that @SpeakerPelosi tore up a speech that honored American heroes & laid out a positive plan for the country…she’s now comparing remarks about our great nation & it’s many success stories to a reality TV show? The dems really don’t know when to stop. It’s sad.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) February 6, 2020
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.
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 and the Democrats are so desperate in the face of Trump’s incredible record, she has gone back to “it’s the Obama economy”
This is stunning, and pathetic.
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 6, 2020
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.
.@SpeakerPelosi on Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, attacking her and her faith (while she was there):
“Whatever he said, it was just so completely inappropriate.”
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) February 6, 2020
“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.”
Nancy Pelosi just said that President Trump “looked sedated” during his State of the Union
This is Democrats’ new strategy
If they can’t remove him from office, they make up wild conspiracies about his health & fitness to lead
These people are depraved pic.twitter.com/6zN11t2IE7
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 6, 2020
The response to Pelosi’s continued temper tantrum was quick to come in on Twitter.
In her press conference, Pelosi continued to refuse to acknowledge that she destroyed decades of tradition by changing the greeting of the president, making faces behind his back, and then ripping up the address. Saying that you were “appalled” does not excuse appalling conduct.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 6, 2020
Watching @SpeakerPelosi press conference is painful.
What you are witnessing is utter and complete defeat and NO CLASS in the end.
Her time is up and she knows it.
WORST Speaker EVER!!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) February 6, 2020
I honestly feel bad for Pelosi. She has a progressive base in her party that is eating her alive and forced her into this impeachment debacle even though she knew it was politically unpalatable.
She’s proving that she can’t handle it.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 6, 2020
Final thoughts. Did anyone in the media ask Pelosi why she didn’t properly introduce the President? And, did she really think Trump was on drugs? She expects us to believe she had never seen the speech until Trump gave it to her?
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 6, 2020
So pissed at @SpeakerPelosi for attempting to cast doubt on our President @realDonaldTrump . Just another typical attempt of dem tactic “make false claim that adversary is doing what dems are doing”. Our President should challenger her to on TV drug test to be done immediately.
— Brain Waller (@DrBWaller) February 6, 2020
Nancy Pelosi says it was inappropriate to shout 4 more years in the house How appropriate or mature or respectful was it to rip the President’s speech up behind him as he was giving it no matter how you feel #MaturePolitics
— Russell Gilchrist (@Russell39281090) February 6, 2020
- 52 passengers boarded plane with neg Covid results, test positive after landing in Hong Kong - April 26, 2021
- Supreme Court agrees to hear major gun rights case on concealed handguns - April 26, 2021
- Final Census data shows the blue states likely to lose House seats, and the red states picking them up - April 26, 2021