Nancy Pelosi: Trump Was ‘Unworthy’ To Serve As President
House Speaker blasts Trump as he delivers farewell address
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described President Donald Trump as “a stain on our country” as the president gives his farewell address.
Pelosi told MSNBC host Joy Reid that Trump “in every respect was unworthy to be president."
The House speaker accuses Trump of not showing respect for the office he held or the offices held by others.
Reid asked Pelosi about Trump’s decision not to greet Joe Biden as part of the transfer of power, which is a tradition.
“He’s not going to greet the incoming president, which may be appropriate, since he tried to undo the election," Reid began.
"But we now have for the first time in our history something other than a peaceful transfer of power,” Reid said.
“What does that mean for us writ large?”
“I think we’re bigger than all of this."
“Donald Trump was a stain on our country."
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"I don’t think we could have sustained our democracy if he had two terms in office.”
Pelosi added that Trump had dishonored the American people and the Constitution.
“He denigrated, dishonored the Constitution, denigrated our people, degraded our environment from sea to shining sea, God’s gift to us and beyond that."
"He degraded that, and he again dishonored our values, who we are as a democratic country," Pelosi said.
“So he in every respect was unworthy to be president,” Pelosi continued.
“I respect the office of the presidency, of the president more than he did for how he mistreated it,” she claimed.
Pelosi concluded the only way to unify the country was to rally behind Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“We have to, how can I say it, it’s not lessons learned because it was so evident all along, what a disgrace he was, but to find out how we can bring people together.”