Nancy Pelosi said in a speech to the Democratic National Committee that Donald Trump’s “infamy” speech was “disgusting” and that the Republican leader was “not only a liar, but a dangerous liar” as she attacked the president for making a false statement during the campaign.
“I don’t believe in a liar,” Pelosi said, before adding that Trump’s claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election was “a lie.”
Pelosi also said that Trump should have apologized to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 people, as well as to the families of those who died in a plane crash in Turkey.
Pelos speech, which came a day after a gunman killed at least 58 people at a country music festival in Orlando, Florida, was seen as an attempt to deflect attention from the Las of the Orlando shooting.
Polls show that Americans still overwhelmingly approve of the job Trump is doing in office, but the Democratic leader has not been able to gain the support of many Republicans in the House or Senate, who remain reluctant to vote for Trump.
Pelosa did not directly answer a question about the Republican proposal to repeal Obamacare, which has been the subject of fierce debate in Congress and across the country.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has proposed a bill that would keep the ACA, but Democratic leaders have resisted the proposal.
The House is scheduled to vote on the legislation on Friday.
Ryan said Thursday that he has spoken with Trump and that he supports keeping the Affordable Care Act, but he did not say whether he supports repeal.
Petersen also criticized the president over the weekend for saying that his administration had helped “stabilize” the Middle East.PELOS SIDE OF THE FEDDOWN In her speech, Pelosi said that the United States is not going to negotiate with the Iranians on Iran’s nuclear program, nor does it “need to.”
Pels speech also included a reference to the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s speech in the Senate, in which he warned that a “new era of nuclear confrontation” is upon us.
Kennedy, who died last year, had been a leading voice for a deal with Iran.
He said that Iran has to be held accountable for its nuclear weapons program, not for peaceful nuclear activities.
Pels call to arms is not the first time she has used the term.
In a January speech, she also said she would use the word “staggering” if the United Nations fails to meet its commitments.