Pelosi: ‘You’re Supposed To Talk About the State of the Union, Not the State of Your Alleged Mind’

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Donald Trump has always played fast and loose with the truth, making up facts as he goes along. He does this, because he’s not doing politics in Washington, D.C., he’s doing a reality TV show, Apprentice: Presidential Edition. This is how his mind works, and this is as high as he can reach. To a seasoned political veteran like Nancy Pelosi, or simply to anybody with a sense of propriety, this is anathema. So she tore up his SOTU speech and here’s what she said Wednesday. The Hill:

“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.”

Apparently she did a slow burn, while listening to 78 minutes of hyperbolic fantasy about Trump’s accomplishments, the state of his alleged mind, indeed, 24/7.

“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.”

A few short hours from now, Trump will be acquitted and then watch out — he’ll likely give the real state of the union address he wanted to give last night and which McConnell persuaded him not to. And who knows, Pelosi may replace Hillary in the “Lock her up” chants. That is how demented Trump is. And still the GOP goes along with it all, probably envying him and wishing that they could get away with what he does. I think that has to be the attraction and the fascination.

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7 Comments on "Pelosi: ‘You’re Supposed To Talk About the State of the Union, Not the State of Your Alleged Mind’"

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chris whitley
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chris whitley
Thank you, Ursula Faw! Nancy Pelosi was awesome! Yes it would have been better if she threw it up in the air like confetti but that might have gotten her in trouble. The decisive way she stacked the pieces up and threw them down was classic I’ve had enough of this bullsh*t! Trumpies little feelings might have got hurt and they probably had to call paramedics over to Fox News! I seen some of there comments on my news feed! Why is it a Kay to put kids in cages but Oh My God she tore up his speech! Screw… Read more »
True Patriot
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True Patriot

Nancy tore up a speech full of lies. The entire GOP and Trump tore up the Constitution. Sadly, I guess that’s what’s important to them now.
America we must VOTE THEM ALL OUT, TO SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY!!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Thank you! I am sorry I missed that aspect. And yes we all need to make sure we remember who did what at the ballot box. Republicans said let the voters decide. I decide a big beautiful blue wave is coming!

True Patriot
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True Patriot

I agree and support that BLUE WAVE. We must hold steady to the fact that Democratic Socialism is better than any kind of Fascism, Racism, Sexism, surrounded by GOPack of liars.

Johnnie Z
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Johnnie Z

Only in a country full of American idiots could this happen.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Yeah those republicans shouldn’t let trump lead them around like that! He clearly committed a crime and should be punished. His problem is that he won’t be in office forever. They will get him!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Yeah been reading that Nancy embarrassed herself for tearing up speech! Bullshit! Trump came into her house and lied his ass off. He’s lucky she didn’t toss him out like the father of a shooting victim. He was invited to do the state of the union. Instead he turned it into a dog 🐕 and pony show! Who the hell does he think he is. He ain’t no great orator. He’s just another clown 🤡 from the failed republicans party!