Donald Trump holds the dubious record for being the first President of the United States to ever be impeached twice. He’s also lost the popular vote twice, another record that can’t please a man so obsessed with winning that he continues to lie to his supporters, nearly a year after he lost the 2020 election, and insist that he won.
Now, Nancy Pelosi is responding to rumors that Trump plans to run for office again in 2024. She invited him to go ahead and become known as the first president to ever be impeached twice and defeated in two elections.
In two clips below, Pelosi discusses how she tries to avoid letting Trump continue to be the center of political discourse, hoping to refocus Congress on achieving the nation’s goals and away from the sensationalism and scandal of the Trump era. Still, she is willing to respond to the possibility that the ousted former president really will run again.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s message: "I say to my Republican friends, and I do have some: Take back your party. You're the Grand Old Party of America, you've done wonderful things for our country. You now have been hijacked by a cult …” pic.twitter.com/43dh5RFdB5
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“I don’t think that we have a situation that is on the level with him, and if he wants to run again, he’ll be the first president that was impeached twice, and defeated twice.”
She goes on to show respect for the Republican Party, as a separate entity from the current Party of Trump that has taken over the right. She says shes encouraged her Republican friends (“and I do have some”) to take back their party.
“You’ve done wonderful things for our country. You’ve now been hijacked by a cult that is just not good for our country.”
Trump refuses to say for certain whether he plans to run again, although his campaign continues to send fundraising emails.
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