The Patriot Post® · Dems Hide Behind 'Decorum,' Trump Smashes It
While President Donald Trump was visiting America’s European allies in large part to memorialize the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi let leak her expressed desire: “I don’t want to see [President Trump] impeached; I want to see him in prison.” As she has done in the past, it was a setup for the media to bait Trump. It worked.
Speaking with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham from Normandy — with the American cemetery in the background — Trump slammed Pelosi. “I think she’s a disgrace. I actually don’t think she’s a talented person. I’ve tried to be nice to her because I would have liked to have gotten some deals done,” he said, continuing, “She’s incapable of doing deals. She’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”
He wasn’t done, pointing accurately to the Hillary Clinton-supporting Democrats who composed Mueller’s team and asserting, “The Mueller report came out [and] it was a disaster for them. … He made such a fool out of himself.” Then he leveled both barrels against Pelosi: “But Nancy Pelosi, I call her ‘Nervous Nancy.’ … Nancy Pelosi’s a disaster, OK? She’s a disaster and let her do what she wants. … I think they’re in big trouble.”
He even slammed her for the rampant homelessness and drug addiction in her San Francisco district, saying, “Ask Nancy, why is her district [having] drug needles all over the place? It’s the most disgusting thing what she’s allowed to happen to her district, with needles, with drug addicts … with people living on the sidewalk.”
As for her “in prison” comment, Trump added, “It was a horrible, nasty, vicious statement while I’m overseas. … She is a terrible person and I’ll tell you her name — it’s ‘Nervous Nancy’ because she’s a nervous wreck.”
How did Pelosi respond? “I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country,” she haughtily pronounced. “That’s my principle.” No, her principle is that the speaker of the House can declare while the president is overseas that she wants to “see him in prison” and then retreat behind decorum when she’s overseas.
Earlier yesterday, Trump gave a memorable and beautiful D-Day speech that even his political opponents applauded. Would we have preferred that Trump hold his tongue in the later interview and observe decorum at such a hallowed site? Absolutely.
But then again, what has decorum gotten previous Republican presidents? Democrats will call Republicans horrible things no matter the timing or venue. Trump punches back twice as hard, which is why he emerged victorious from a crowded Republican presidential field.
Footnote: Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who really should be in prison for treasonously collaborating with the North Vietnamese while in France, likewise used the cemetery at Normandy to take a veiled shot at Trump because “facts are being erased from the public dialogue” and for the rise of “elements of fascism.” He, like Pelosi, hid behind decorum, saying, “This is not a place to talk about Democrat or Republican or anything political.” While Democrats politicize everything at the same time as they claim the high ground, Trump wants nothing to do with phony pretenses.