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Nancy Pelosi Claims Trump Looked 'a Little Sedated' at State of the Union

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to trash President Donald Trump on Thursday as she defended her behavior in ripping up Trump’s State of the Union message on live TV.

“I tore up a manifesto of mistruths,” Pelosi said.

“It was necessary to get the attention of the American people to say, ‘This is not true. And this is how it affects you.’ And I don’t need any lessons from anybody, especially the president of the United States, about dignity.”

Pelosi then seemed to take a shot at Republicans who chanted “four more years” as Trump took his place at the podium Tuesday to start his speech.

“Is it OK to start saying ‘four more years’ in the House of Representatives?” she said.

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“Is it unheard of to have the president insult people there who don’t share his view?” Pelosi said, adding that Trump used his speech to “misrepresent” and “present falsehoods.”

“I think it was completely, entirely appropriate, and considering some of the other exuberances within me, the courteous thing to do,” she said of her own behavior.

Pelosi claimed that she has extended all possible courtesies to Trump.

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“I extended the hand of friendship to him, to welcome him as the president of the United States to the people’s House,” she said. “It was also an act of kindness, because he looked to me like he was a little sedated.”

“He looked that way last year, too. He didn’t want to shake hands? That meant nothing to me,” she added.

However, Pelosi had used an image of herself with her hand extended on Twitter:

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Pelosi’s comments did not play well on social media:

During her weekly briefing, she defended her conduct and slammed Trump.

“It’s appalling the things that he says, and then you say to me whether tearing up his falsehoods, ‘Isn’t that the wrong message?’ No it isn’t,” she said.

“I thought that was a very dignified act.”

“That was not a State of the Union. That was his state of mind,” she said, calling Trump’s speech a “compilation of falsehoods.”

“He has shredded the truth in the speech, he is shredding the Constitution in his conduct — I shredded his state of his mind address,” she said.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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