Trump Rages Against ‘Evil Criminal’ Nancy Pelosi For Ripping Up His Speech
Speaking to reporters outside the White House, President Donald Trump descended into a wild rant about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday and suggested that her decision to tear up a copy of his speech was a criminal act.
As noted by reporter Steve Herman, Trump said that Pelosi’s shredding of the president’s State of the Union address this week was “very illegal” and then called it “very disrespectful to the chambers and the country.”
Trump’s declaration that ripping up the SOTU speech is illegal is based on a widely discredited theory that Pelosi could be prosecuted for shredding an official government document. In reality, the law states that destroying government documents is only a crime if it can be proven it was done with corrupt intent. Additionally, Pelosi ripped up a copy of Trump’s speech, not the original document itself.
Trump also said that working with Democrats would be more difficult after he got impeached.
“I think there’s a lot of evil on that side,” he said. “They’ve gone crazy, they’ve gone totally crazy.”
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) February 7, 2020