At the end of Speaker Pelosi’s press conference on Thursday, where she regularly sounded like she was on the other end of a phone call with spotty service, snapped when asked about her hatred for Trump.
Pelosi called Trump a coward and warned the reporter not to mess with her in a tense and awkward response.
The question about Pelosi’s hatred for Trump was asked by Sinclair Broadcasting Group reporter James Rosen.
UPDATE President Trump has responded:
Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records. She says she “prays for the President.” I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
According to Town Hall:
“The President leaves us no choice but to act,” Pelosi said. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment.”
Rosen defended the question as being fair because Republicans have said Democrats are primarily trying to impeach Trump because of their hatred towards him. Pelosi stopped walking and wagged her finger at Rosen as she responded.
“I don’t hate anybody,” Pelosi said as she made her way back to the podium. She then accused Rosen of accusing her of hating Trump.
“That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence,” she continued. “I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our DREAMers, of which we’re very proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election.”
“This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” she said.
Pelosi then ended the press conference after making it clear that she doesn’t have hate in her heart although it appeared that she had hate for the question.
We will just have to take her word for it.