Last night, President Donald Trump gave a State of the Union address that was alternatingly nap-inducing, infuriating, and full of lies. He didn’t seem presidential, which should be surprising to absolutely nobody at this point.
Republicans, who have now all shamelessly boarded the Trump Train and will presumably stay aboard until it crashes, received the droning speech with numerous standing ovations. Democrats understandably were less enthused, with many of them making their displeasure evident with body language and demeanor.
Now, Trump’s professional liar White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has decided to use the opportunity to take aim at one Democrat in particular: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA).
This morning, Huckabee Sanders gave an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. He began by making an observation about how divided the room was during Trump’s speech and pointing out that he had never seen Nancy Pelosi’s facial expression the way it was last night. She was clearly disgusted by Trump’s at times inane, at times outright xenophobic rhetoric.
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Huckabee Sanders pounced on Pelosi.
“…I think Nancy Pelosi looks like that all the time. I think she should smile a lot more often. I think the country would be better for it. She seems to kind of embody the bitterness that belongs in the Democrat Party right now,” said Huckabee Sanders.
It’s outrageous for the Press Secretary, a woman actively aiding an incompetent, illegitimate president as he tears down some of our longest standing democratic institutions, to suggest that the real problem with the country currently is that Nancy Pelosi, a woman who has dedicated her life to this country, doesn’t smile enough.
“I think last night was a good step forward. Hopefully, they can let go of some of that, and they have to make a big decision. They need to decide, Chris, do they love America more than they hate this president, and are they willing to put some of those differences aside, come together and do what’s right for this president?” Huckabee Sanders continued.
Again, the suggestion that the current problem with the United States is that the Democrats aren’t rolling over for a hateful man like Trump is preposterous. It’s far past time we all stop pretending that Trump has any idea what he’s doing or has any love for this country. He is an admitted sexual assaulter, an accused child rapist, and a lifelong conman. Pelosi has every right to display her distaste for him,
Huckabee Sanders made the comments at the beginning of the interview, but the entire thing is worth a watch as Cuomo repeatedly slams her for lying to his face and to the American people.