House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation and was true to form in that she lied about and smeared President Trump once again. The media gladly gave her a platform to do so. She stated that President Trump’s tweet about former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was designed to “undermine” Yovanovitch and that President Trump’s “insecurity” means that “he has to diminish everyone else.” What a vile woman Pelosi is.
Pelosi claimed that Trump was tweeting about Yovanovitch because “he knows — he made a mistake, and he knows her strength, and he was trying to undermine it. Of course, presidents appoint ambassadors, but people don’t insult people, especially when they’re giving testimony before the Congress of the United States.” Even though she had nothing to do with the impeachment and she was slandering the President of the United States on national television? I think I’d insult her too.
Host Margaret Brennan asked Pelosi about the debate over whether Trump was trying to “intimidate” Yovanovitch.
Pelosi arrogantly answered, “What 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. I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head. And so, he has to diminish everyone else.”
“He made a mistake,” @SpeakerPelosi says on Trump's tweet about Yovanovitch during her testimony. “I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor…he knows full well he's in that office way over his head. And so he has to diminish everyone else.” https://t.co/F2Q7vnseuu pic.twitter.com/0FjTmQhz5P
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 15, 2019
From The Hill:
“Trump raised eyebrows Friday morning when he attacked Yovanovitch just as she was testifying publicly in front of the House Intelligence Committee about the unusual circumstances surrounding her dismissal from her post earlier this year.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”
“It’s very intimidating,” Yovanovitch responded during the impeachment inquiry hearing when asked about the tweet. “I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating.”
“I actually think that where I have served over the years, I and others have demonstrably made things better, for the U.S. as well as for the countries that I’ve served in.”
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. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
“Democrats seized on Trump’s broadside, suggesting the comment amounted to witness intimidation and could be considered a new article of impeachment as the House’s investigation unfolds.
“I think it speaks for itself,” said Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), a member of the Intelligence panel. “Everything the president does, from obstruction to intimidation, becomes part of the record. And we’ll decide later — or not — whether it’s part of the articles.”
“Innocent people don’t intimidate witnesses. Guilty people do,” agreed Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), another Intelligence Committee member. “It should be considered for obstruction. It’s evidence of more obstruction, intimidating the witness, tampering with the witness’s testimony.”
“Yovanovitch was on Capitol Hill to testify about the circumstances regarding her abrupt dismissal from her ambassadorship by Trump in the spring after the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and his allies engaged in a smear campaign to oust her, according to testimony in connection with the impeachment inquiry.
“I have freedom of speech just like other people do,” Trump later said in defense of his comments, adding he doesn’t “at all” think the comments amount to intimidation.”
….They call it “serving at the pleasure of the President.” The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
I’ll give it to Nancy Pelosi, she never fails to tick me off. Ever. Her blatant lying and smears make my blood boil. Trump is entitled to free speech just like every other American. He’s also entitled to due process which the Democrats are unconstitutionally denying him as well.
Since when did tweeting become a crime? Trump probably should not have done that yesterday but he was defending himself as any of us would. Nothing of what he tweeted rises to the level of intimidation. Not even close and Yovanovitch would never have even known about the tweets if Adam Schiff had not brought them up and showed them to her during her testimony. That’s called leading the witness and Schiff did it all day long yesterday.
Trump was duly elected by the American people and to call him an imposter is to insult the voters of this nation. Pelosi and the left cannot get over Clinton losing in the last election and all of this nonsense shows it. Keep it up… they are ensuring a second term for Trump. The only ‘insecure imposters’ here are the Democrats.