(Liberty Bell) – This week has been a contentious one between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It all started with high tensions during the State of the Union address which culminated in Pelosi breaking all decorum and ripping the president’s speech to pieces during the live broadcast.
Then came the impeachment vote on Wednesday which found President Trump acquitted of all charges brought against him by Pelosi and House Democrats, something that no doubt infuriated the Speaker. However, that was just the beginning.
President Trump spoke at the Prayer Breakfast this morning where he shredded Pelosi, right while she sat on the stage in his presence. Ouch.
Here’s more from The Gateway Pundit:
President Donald Trump spoke at the Annual Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on Thursday morning after his acquittal in the sham impeachment investigation on Wednesday. This was also two days after Nancy Pelosi ripped up his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.
President Trump opened his talk to the faithful with a dig at Nancy Pelosi and her evildoers who have put this nation through so much.
President Trump: As everyone knows my family, our great country, and your president have been put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people. They have done everything possible to destroy us and by so doing very badly hurt our nation.
Here’s more on that whole speech ripping fiasco from The Hill:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday trashed President Trump’s raucous State of the Union address while huddling with rank-and-file Democrats, and explained why she dramatically ripped up his speech as he wrapped up his remarks.
“He shredded the truth so I shredded his speech,” Pelosi told House Democrats during a closed-door caucus meeting, according to sources in the room. Like she did the night before, she called his 90-minute address “a manifesto of mistruths.”
“You are supposed to talk about the State of the Union,” Pelosi continued, “not the state of your alleged mind.”
Trump, Pelosi said, “disrespected” the House chamber and used it as a “backdrop for a reality show … to give a speech that had no connection with reality.”
Wednesday’s private remarks marked the first time Pelosi had addressed the Tuesday night incident to House Democrats. Pelosi said she had not planned to tear up Trump’s speech, but she felt “liberated” when she did so. Her actions came after Trump, as he entered the chamber and ascended the dais, appeared to snub Pelosi by ignoring her extended hand.
“I didn’t go in there to tear up the speech, and I didn’t even care that he didn’t shake my hand. In fact, who cares?” Pelosi told her caucus, according to sources in the room. “But I’m a speed reader, so … I went like this through the speech. So I knew that it was a pack of lies. I knew it was a pack of lies, but I thought, ‘Well, let’s see how it goes.’
“About a quarter through it I thought, ‘You know — he’s selling a bill of goods like a snake oil salesman. We cannot let this stand,’” she said. “So, somewhere along the way realizing what was coming, I started to stack my papers in a way that were tear-able.”
Democrats rallied behind Pelosi and her gesture the night before, erupting in a standing ovation in the meeting, lawmakers said.
“She ripped it from top to bottom,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), speaking metaphorically of Pelosi skewering Trump’s speech.
Democrats were still fuming at Trump on Wednesday morning. They were furious not only about Trump insulting Pelosi in her own chamber, but also about his claims that he alone had fixed the economy and reversed what he called years of “American decline.”
Democrats griped that Trump had tried to erase from history eight years of economic growth under President Obama, who had inherited a financial crisis from his GOP predecessor.
Republicans directed their fury at Pelosi. Some called for her to be censured, something that would never happen since her party controls the chamber. Vice President Pence, a former House colleague who stood next to Pelosi as she tore pages of the speech into pieces, described it as “a new low.”
Pelosi deserves every drop of criticism she receives for pulling the stunt she did during the SOTU. And that’s precisely what it was. A political stunt. It was meant to appease the base of voters and again make her appear as some sort of champion for the modern Democratic Party.
Anything and everything Pelosi does has some sort of political value assigned to it. All she cares about is continuing to occupy that same seat in Congress and take up valuable resources while she does nothing for this country or its people.
Pelosi and her buddy Adam Schiff have failed in their coup attempt. It’s done. Over. Now, if they want to actually be adults, they should focus on the upcoming election and how they can best serve the American public.