President Donald Trump on Friday, Oct. 11, scolded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during his Louisiana campaign rally, saying that she “hates the United States of America.”
“Nervous Nancy, I used to think she loved the country,” President Trump told his Louisianan supporters in Lake Charles. “She hates the country, she wouldn’t be doing this to the country if she didn’t.”
“Nancy Pelosi hates the country, hates the United States of America,” he added, in reference to her support for an impeachment inquiry triggered by a CIA whistleblower’s complaint alleging that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Disregarding the transcript of the call released by the White House and President Trump and Zelensky’s assertion of “no pressure,” “no blackmail,” House Democrats, in fear of losing momentum, continue to push the impeachment inquiry forward and set aside a lengthy list of legislative priorities.
Last week, President Trump accused Pelosi of wasting her time on a “manufactured crisis” instead of moving forward on the legislation such as the U.S. trade agreement with Mexico and Canada (USMCA).
“Nancy Pelosi just said that she is interested in lowering prescription drug prices & working on the desperately needed USMCA. She is incapable of working on either,” President Trump tweeted. “It is just camouflage for trying to win an election through impeachment. The Do Nothing Democrats are stuck in mud!”
Nancy Pelosi just said that she is interested in lowering prescription drug prices & working on the desperately needed USMCA. She is incapable of working on either. It is just camouflage for trying to win an election through impeachment. The Do Nothing Democrats are stuck in mud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) echoed the president’s comment, urging House Democrats to work on behalf of American people.
“It’s a shame that House Democrats choose to engage in political theatrics rather than legislating on behalf of the people.” she wrote in a tweet. “We need to pass the ≠USMCA, secure our southern border, combat drug smuggling and related crimes in our communities, and address prescription drugs costs.”
It’s a shame that House Democrats choose to engage in political theatrics rather than legislating on behalf of the people.
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) October 10, 2019
Stephen Moore, who served as an economic adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, in an op-ed published in the Hill, describes the USMCA as the “best ways Congress could stimulate the economy and steer us clear of a recession.”
“It would help American farmers, auto companies, our technology firms, and the American pharmaceutical industry, to name a few. By further isolating China as the odd man out, it would help mightily in winning concessions from Beijing in ongoing trade talks,” he said.
Moore went on to criticize the House speaker for losing to much control to the radical left and ignoring the country’s interest over political fight.
“Pelosi is said to be pushed by her hard-line “Never Trump” caucus to avoid giving this president any economic or foreign policy victory, even if it helps their own workers and districts,” Moore said.