Pelosi, Going Beyond the Pale, Rips into 'Criminal' Trump

Nellie Chapman
June 14, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Tuesday ripped Democratic leaders for "sitting on their hands on impeachment", saying she's dissatisfied with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) approach.

Trump has once again showed us, "he does not know right from wrong", Pelosi said at a Thursday press conference.

Trump lashed out at her in response to that comment during a Fox News interview from the Normandy American Cemetery in France, calling her "a nasty, vindictive, disgusting person".

Later in the segment, Trump circled back to Pelosi - this time accusing her of a criminal act for opposing the construction of a southern border wall.

She answered, "I say nearly every day that the president is involved in a criminal cover-up. My stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let's not spend too much time on that because that's his victory, the diverter-in-chief, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief".

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When asked about whether she made the remarks, Pelosi said she would keep what she told fellow Democrats behind closed doors private. "We're not done with her". "I call her nervous Nancy, she's a nervous wreck".

Pelosi has previously talked about Trump's comments and threats being a diversion from the issues. "It's a fascist statement, it's a disgraceful statement", Trump said.

Pelosi: "Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said last night".

She said that even on the question of rebuilding US infrastructure, which Trump had often said he wanted to do, "when it came to pay for it, he diverted attention to personal matters".

The interview took place on the 75th anniversary of D-Day while Trump was at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

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