House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent several minutes of her weekly press conference ripping President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Without evidence, Pelosi told reporters Trump looked “a little sedated” as he prepared to deliver remarks to both houses of Congress and the American people.
“I welcomed the hand of friendship to him, welcome him as the president of the United States to the people’s house. It was also an act of kinds because I—” she said she she squinted and shifted her hands back-and-forth in an unsteady way, “it looked to me like he was a little sedated.
“He looked that way last year, too,” she said.
She also criticized the amount of guests Trump honored during the speech.
Defending her actions in tearing up his speech, she told reporters, “I have tried to be gracious with him. I’m always dignified. That was a very dignified act compared to my exuberances, as they say.”
“We will not allow any president to use that Capitol, that chamber of the House of Representatives of the people’s house as a backdrop for— Now all presidents have guests. Constant guests? That was not a State of the Union. That was his state of mind,” she huffed.
Pelosi objected to Trump giving the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during the address.
“Do it in your own office! We don’t come in your office and do congressional business. Why are you doing that here?”
She continued with her rant.
“He didn’t want to shake hands? That meant nothing to me!”