Trump: Attack on Paul Pelosi is a ‘terrible thing’
Former President Trump in an interview Sunday called the attack on the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at his San Francisco home a “terrible thing” as he raged against crime in cities led by Democrats.
“With Paul Pelosi, it’s a terrible thing, with all of them it’s a terrible thing,” Trump said in an interview with Americano Media, a Spanish-language conservative outlet. “Look at what happened to San Francisco in general. Look at what’s happening in Chicago. It was much worse than Afghanistan.”
“We have to give back to the police their dignity, their respect. They can solve the problem. But today, if a police officer says something that is a little out of line, it’s like the end of his life, the end of his pension, end of his family,” Trump continued. “We can’t do that. We have to give back to the police their authority and their power and their respect. Because this country is out of control.”
Trump he remained silent on the attack on Paul Pelosi over the weekend, as others in the GOP sent mixed messages about him Many Democrats, including President Biden, asked members of both parties to unequivocally condemn the attack as they worried about an increase in political violence.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked early Friday morning in his home by an intruder, police said. Authorities arrived at the home and found the two men fighting over a hammer. The suspect then took control of the hammer and used it to attack Paul Pelosi.
Paul Pelosi underwent surgery for a fractured skull and is expected to recover.
Before the assault took place, the man confronted Paul Pelosi and shouted: “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy? according to a source informed about the attack. The Speaker was not at home at the time.
Biden and other Democrats related to the rhetoric of the assailant and directly attack Republicans’ false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, something Trump still regularly promotes at rallies and on social media.
Trump and the Speaker have had a tumultuous relationship dating back to Trump’s time in the White House. The two briefly tried to work together on an infrastructure deal and other legislative issues, but the relationship soured quickly, especially after Trump’s first impeachment.
Nancy Pelosi went viral for to tear Trump’s State of the Union address in early 2020. Trump repeatedly derided the Speaker as “Crazy Nancy.” She has often deemed Trump incapable of holding office, and more recently gained attention for saying she would “he kicked him out“Trump had tried to come to the Capitol during the riot there on January 6, 2021.
Updated at 11 am
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