House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried her best to attack President Donald Trump and his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border, but she literally couldn’t find the words.
During her 16-minute weekly news conference on Thursday, the California Democrat struggled mightily to pronounce the names of her colleagues and verbalize her opposition to the president saying he may shut down the southern border amid the unprecedented surge in migration.
“Last night, Representative Cuellar and, uh, ah, Representative Ron Es.. uh.. Escobar,” she began, struggling to pronounce the Democratic lawmakers name.
After gathering herself, Pelosi continued, “Introduced a resolution condemning the president’s reckless threat to shut down the border.”
After claiming that the “president likes shutting down things,” Pelosi began waving her hands in the air, saying, “he likes shutting down the government, shutting down the border.”
“You should read the resolution because it talks about the many, ah, uh, the concern that we have,” Pelosi said, slurring her way through the sentence.
She then awkwardly held up what looks like the resolution she printed out and began reading from the packet of papers before saying “fuit” instead of “food.”
“The concerns that we have for our jobs, a shortage of fruits, vegetables, fresh fuit… foods, how harmful it would be for the entire auto and manufacturing industry,” she continued.
While still reading from the piece of paper, Pelosi stammered ahead.
“It also, uh, uh, says that the president should not stop the assistance to the north.. northern..” Pelosi said while staring at reporters with her mouth agape before correcting herself, “north triangle.”
Pelosi went on say that she’s “very proud of the work” done by Democratic Reps. Cuellar and Escobar, but she apparently forgot their names because she referred back to their resolution to help remind her.
Her comments are in response to Trump threatening last week to close the southern border if Mexico does not do more to curb the migrant caravans marching toward America.
Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
“Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!” Trump wrote.