Donald Trump doesn’t have a very high opinion of Nancy Pelosi. Yesterday afternoon, the President sent the Speaker of the House a nasty, ranting letter about the impeachment process. He also made a crack about her having false teeth.
But Trump didn’t always hold so low an opinion of the California Congresswoman. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer shared a video clip on Wednesday that featured the current President effusively praising Pelosi. In the 2008 interview, Trump also wondered why Pelosi didn’t try to impeach George W. Bush.
The host asked Trump about Nancy Pelosi, who had recently been named Speaker of the House. Trump gushed, “When she first got in and was named Speaker, I met her, and was very impressed by her. I think she’s a very impressive person. I like her a lot. But I was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush.”
Trump continued, “It just seemed like she gonna really look to impeach Bush and get him out of office. Which, personally, I think would have been a wonderful thing.”
When asked by Blitzer why the 43rd President would be impeached, Trump answered, “For the war. For the war. Well he lied. He got us into the war with lies. Look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into. With something that was totally unimportant and they tried to impeach him. Which was nonsense. And yet Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying. By saying they had weapons of mass destruction. By saying all sorts of things that turned out to be untrue.”
Watch the video clip below:
Check out this exchange I had with then private citizen @realDonaldTrump on Oct. 15, 2008. We spoke about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and he then offered his thoughts about impeachment. pic.twitter.com/mXlsG9SjbB
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) December 18, 2019
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