Early Tuesday morning, President Trump took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), misattributing a quote to her that actually came from a Fox News reporter.
“Nancy Pelosi just stated that ‘it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.’ @FoxNews,” Trump tweeted. “In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!”
Nancy Pelosi just stated that “it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.” @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2019
According to various reports, Trump was inadvertently quoting Fox News chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, who said during a broadcast Monday night that “Pelosi circulated a memo to Democrats tonight telling them it would be dangerous to let voters decide President Trump’s fate when it comes to the Ukraine investigation.”
Regardless of the quote’s origin, the president’s words sparked a lot of discussion in the comment thread that developed beneath his tweet.
No. What @SpeakerPelosi is saying is, it’s dangerous to allow a corrupt traitor like you to break laws and piss all over the Constitution unchecked. This has zero to do with the election, and everything to do with protecting and defending our democracy. #Trump #Pelosi
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 19, 2019
If trump were to claim insanity, what would that mean for his Administration that covered it up?
— Cat (@Redskin_girlnm) November 19, 2019
His quote is completely wrong, here’s the real quote from her: “That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections”
— Trond Zaphirax (@zaphirax) November 19, 2019
Hardly. Pelosi logically thinks it’s dangerous to wait to remove you from office until the election you’ve already asked two foreign nations to rig in your favor.
She’d be crazy to think otherwise.
— ResistanceRules (@ResistanceRules) November 19, 2019
When I see you quote someone, I immediately doubt your honesty. So let me check and see if you prove me wrong and are honest for once.
And, no, you lied again. You just strung together a lot of words that aren’t what she said or meant, Lord of Lies.
— JRehling (@JRehling) November 19, 2019
Reminder that President Trump’s re-election is likely also being helped by Russia, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Israel (pending their election aftermath). And, we cannot trust FBI and Homeland Security to stop foreign interference.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) November 19, 2019
The danger is that you invite help from our adversaries. The Russians may interfere more aggressively this time, given your refusal to protect our elections. Plus other adversaries may be emboldened to interfere also, given your penchant for selling favors for personal gain.
— Hettie (@StHettie) November 19, 2019
More #fakenews from @realDonaldTrump.
Trump bashed Nancy Pelosi for an impeachment quote. It actually came from a @FoxNews reporter.
Trump is losing his grip on reality or he is just a pathological liar. https://t.co/MrHbjjpM5y
— (((AlanRosenblatt, Ph.D.))) (@DrDigiPol) November 19, 2019
Chad Wolf’s authority is ‘illegitimate’: Hispanic Caucus chairman demands DHS chief ‘resign in disgrace’
Immigrant rights groups and Texas Democrats are urging a review on the legality of Trump administration immigration policies after a government watchdog found two of the White House’s top immigration officials are not legally eligible to serve in their respective positions.
The Government Accountability Office on Friday determined that Chad Wolf, acting Department of Homeland Security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, a senior official performing deputy secretary duties, aren’t legally qualified to hold those posts.
United We Dream, an advocacy group pushing for immigration reform, said the GAO’s conclusion calls into question the latest guidance from the DHS on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that was initiated in 2012.
Lots of red hats — but not many COVID masks — at Bedminster ‘Cops for Trump’ event with the president
Enhanced unemployment benefits have expired and there is still no deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, but the president of the United States left Washington, DC on Friday for yet another weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
"This weekend’s trip to Trump National Bedminster is the president’s 23rd since taking office, and will increase his golf-related taxpayer tab to $142 million in travel and security expenses," HuffPost White House corresponded S.V. Dáte reported Friday. "Trump has already spent 268 days on golf courses that he owns in his 1,303 days in office, of which 85 have been at Bedminster."
Trump declares that Fox News is ‘no longer the big deal’ in the 2020 presidential campaign
Donald Trump on Friday reflected on what he sees as the key differences between his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
"The biggest difference between the Presidential Race in 2020 and that of 2016 is the 2016 candidate, Crooked Hillary Clinton, was much smarter and sharper than Slow Joe, we have even more ENTHUSIASM now, and [Fox News] has become politically correct and no longer the big deal!" Trump tweeted after arriving at his Bedminster Golf Club for the weekend.
Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by the network and its polls, which gave him more bad news on Thursday.