President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 18, quoted a Republican lawmaker’s comments about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif. ) to highlight that the Democrats have disgraced the United States and millions of American people.
The Do Nothing Democrats have disgraced our great Country! https://t.co/lcSs55Wo18
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2019
A day earlier, Rep. Jim Jordan took to Twitter to defend President Trump after Pelosi called the president an insecure “imposter” on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning.
“Speaker Pelosi called the President of the United States an ‘imposter,’” Jordan tweeted. “What an insult to the 63 million Americans who voted for President Trump and gave him an Electoral College landslide.”
Jordan was repeating his discussion on impeachment topic with CBS News host Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” on Nov. 17, in which he said he “was struck by listening to Speaker Pelosi’s comments” about the president.
“She used the word imposter,” Jordan said of Pelosi. “I’m talking about the president of the United States who 63 million people voted for, who won an Electoral College landslide.”
Jordan accused the House Democrats of trying to remove President Trump from office even before an anonymous whistleblower filed a complaint alleging the president pressured Ukrainian leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings.
“Think about this, five Democrat members on the Intelligence Committee have voted to move forward with impeachment even before the whistleblower complaint was filed,” Jordan said. He was likely referring to a “calculated coup” that some other Republicans claimed of the Democrats.
In her interview with CBS News that aired on early Sunday, Pelosi criticized President Trump after being asked about his Twitter attack at former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony. The speaker claimed the president “knows her strength, and he was trying to undermine it.”
“The president, and perhaps some at the White House, have to know that the words of the president weigh a ton. They are very significant. And he should not frivolously throw out insults, but that’s what he does,” Pelosi said.
“I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head. And so he has to diminish everyone else,” Pelosi added.
As Yovanovitch was on public testimony on Friday, President Trump sent a mockery tweet, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him.”
President Trump also chose her real-time testimony to release a new transcript of his other Ukraine call, which debunks a claim by Yovanovitch in a closed-door deposition last month that he may have been “bashing her” in his first call on April 21 with newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.