This morning, the President was challenged by the media on his disgraceful decision to tweet out a doctored video of Speaker Pelosi that had been slowed down and edited in order to make her appear drunk at the podium.
“What are you trying to accomplish with your attacks on Nancy Pelosi?” asked ABC News’ Jon Karl. In typical Trump fashion, the President decided to double down and continue to childishly complain about how mean she was to him, making it clear that his bruised ego was the only thing that really matters to him.
“This just shows how fake you and the news are! Did you hear what she said about me long before I went after her? She made horrible statements, she knows they’re not true, she said terrible things! So I just responded in kind!” exploded Trump at the reporter.
Pres. Trump defends attacks on Speaker Pelosi, telling @jonkarl: "Did you hear what she said about me, long before I went after her?…She made horrible statements. She knows they're not true. She said terrible things. So I just responded in kind." https://t.co/3Mh5lkPI4t pic.twitter.com/75H14mwqMD
— ABC News (@ABC) May 24, 2019
Later on in the interview, the President seemingly tried to argue that he tweeted out the video “for the good of the country” before inevitably listing off all the “accomplishments” that he inherited from the previous administration.
Trump suggests he shared heavily edited video meant to demean Nancy Pelosi for the good of the country pic.twitter.com/DEZWpkpZE4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 24, 2019
The president’s paranoia and petulance are growing noticeably worse with each passing day. The entire Pelosi-Trump debacle that’s unfolded over the past few days is the product of a manufactured tantrum by the president in order to prevent him from having to sit down with Democrats, fulfill his campaign promises, and do some actual work like coming up with a multi-trillion infrastructure plan.
His utter disinterest in any kind of governance beyond constantly taking credit for a healthy economy is one of an endless list of black marks on his presidency — and even more reason for Pelosi to start impeachment proceedings and rid this nation of him for good.