Trump: Pelosi’s ‘Prayer’ Offends Americans of Faith

News: US News
by Martina Moyski  •  •  December 18, 2019   

Speaker 'waging open war on American democracy'

You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today!

WASHINGTON ( - President Donald Trump is slamming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a fiery letter in which he expressed his "strongest and most powerful protest" to the "partisan impeachment crusade" she is leading.

In the the six-page, singled-spaced missive, Trump covered the many issues surrounding the impeachment in a strongly worded condemnation of Pelosi's "leadership."

"Your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America's founding and your egregious actions threaten to destroy that which our founders pledged their very life to build," he wrote.

"Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President, when you know this statement is not true," he added.
You are offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President,' when you know this statement is not true.
"As a Roman Catholic," Steve Bannon said he is "not a supporter of Pelosi's prayers," as his guest John Moran on the podcast War Room: Impeachment Series said speaker Pelosi is "hiding behind her Catholicism when she supports abortion and other issues that run counter to the teachings of the Catholic Church."
President Trump wrote, "The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence," adding, "They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever."
He repudiated the claims of abuse of power, saying it is "completely disingenuous, meritless, and baseless invention of your imagination."
President Trump's letter to Speaker Pelosi
"You know that I had a totally innocent conversation with the President of Ukraine," he said.

The president condemned Pelosi for trying to impeach him by falsely accusing him of what Joe Biden admitted to doing: "You know full well that Vice President Biden used his office and $1 billion dollars of U.S. aid money to coerce Ukraine into firing the prosecutor who was digging into the company paying his son millions of dollars. You know this because Biden bragged about it on video."

He went on to quote Biden: "I'm telling you, you're not getting the billion dollars. ... I looked at them and said: 'I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money.' Well, son of a bitch. He got fired."

Toward the the second claim, obstruction of Congress, the president said it is "preposterous and dangerous. House Democrats are trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally based privileges."

President Trump lambasted Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, who within less than three months of his inauguration said, "I'm going to fight everyday until he is impeached." He called James Comey one of the "dirtiest cops our Nation has ever seen."
He also called out Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who shouted "just hours after she was sworn into office: 'We're gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach the motherf****r.'"
And the president cited representative Al Green, who laid bare his impeachment motivations: "I'm concerned that if we don't impeach this president, he will get re-elected."
Moran said Trump is "a fighter. He doesn't give up. He doesn't take the easy way out, and he's not afraid to defend himself," adding that, unlike other politicians, he "doesn't care what the Washington insiders think."
Bannon described the letter as a "blowtorch," citing others who called it "poetic" and "brilliant."

Pelosi reacted to the letter by condeming it before she had read it.

"I don't have a reaction. It's ridiculous," she said. "I mean, I haven't read it. We've been working. I've seen the essence of it. It's really sick."

The president ended the letter with a plea "to immediately cease this impeachment fantasy" and "get back to work for the American People." He granted that he did not expect Pelosi to do so, but said, "I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record."

"One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair," he noted, "I want them to understand it, and learn from it, so that it can never happen to another President again."

--- Campaign 31544 ---


Have a news tip? Submit news to our tip line.

We rely on you to support our news reporting. Please donate today.
By commenting on you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our comment posting guidelines