Nancy Pelosi ‘Doesn’t Mind Human Trafficking,’ Trump Declares
President says Americans are 'dying... because of people like Nancy Pelosi'
President Donald Trump has blasted Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during an interview, in which he accuses the top Democrat of supporting human trafficking.
During an interview on CBS News's "Face the Nation," with host Margaret Brennan, on Friday, the president pulled no punches as he discussed Pelosi, describing her as "very bad for the country."
While talking to Brennan, Trump accused Pelosi of wanting open borders because "she doesn't mind human trafficking," adding that she wouldn't stop him from building the wall if she was against the horrific crime.
“She knows that you need a barrier. She knows that we need border security. She wanted to win a political point. I happen to think it’s very bad politics because basically, she wants open borders. She doesn’t mind human trafficking or she wouldn’t do this.”
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During the White House negotiations on border security, Nancy Pelosi was “very rigid,” according to President Trump.
“Well, I think that she was very rigid — which I would expect — but I think she’s very bad for our country,” he said.
Trump added that Pelosi wants open borders and supports human trafficking, arguing that the House Speaker is aware of the fact that the United States needs border security, but purposely refuses to compromise in order to score political points.
HARMING THE COUNTRY
Trump told Brennan he considers Pelosi's stand to be "very bad politics" because "she wants open borders," arguing that she is costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars.
Trump told CBS News that Americans are “dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi,” who is doing a “terrible disservice” to the United States.
President Trump explains how Pelosi and the Democrats are costing the U.S. more money that the wall would cost, claiming that, by having a "porous border," drugs are allowed to pour in, which end up killing people all over the country.
"When you have a porous border and when you have drugs pouring in, and when you have people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don't want to give proper border security for political reasons — she's doing a terrible disservice to our country."
The President is expected to conduct a State of Union address on Tuesday, which would have taken place last week if Pelosi hadn't successfully postponed his speech.
Even though the shutdown has ended, Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency, which would reportedly allow him to use military funds to build the border wall without a congressional appropriation.
Look forward to being on @FoxNews with @SeanHannity at 9:20pmET! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/HHV4aFNSAp— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 30, 2019
His son, Eric Trump, recently backed the notion that the President should declare a national emergency to obtain the $5.7 billion to build the wall, arguing that America is all "about hard-working people."