President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally in Louisiana Friday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi “hates the United States of America” because of her impeachment inquiry against him.
“I used to think she loved the country. She hates the country,” Trump told a crowd in Lake Charles. “Because she wouldn’t be doing this to the country if she didn’t. She hates the country. Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America. Because she wouldn’t be doing this.”
“I’m telling you, foreign people looking at us — they honestly think we’re nuts,” he added.
Trump continued with attacking Pelosi, prompting cheering and applause from the audience.
The Hill reports that Trump said Pelosi was “angry as hell” when Trump released a copy of a transcript of his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he reportedly urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, that has since become the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against him.
Trump, who has insisted his call was “perfect” during the rally, repeatedly referred to Pelosi as “Nervous Nancy” and said she was “stuck” after she read the readout.
“She said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s not what I was told’,” Trump said. “But she was stuck.”