Trump Describes His Experience With Pelosi Behind Him During His SOTU Address

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Posted: Feb 10, 2020 7:50 PM
Trump Describes His Experience With Pelosi Behind Him During His SOTU Address

Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

At the beginning of his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire Monday night, President Donald Trump used the opportunity to chide House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for grunting and groaning during his State of the Union address and to recognize the Senate for voting to acquit him in his impeachment trial. 

"On Tuesday I delivered my address on the state of the union. And I had someone behind me who was mumbling terribly. Mumbling. Mumbling. Rawr. Rawr. Oh. Ha," he explained, mocking Pelosi. "She was mumbling. Very distracting. Very distracting."

The crowd booed the mention of Pelosi.

"You know, it was very distracting. I'm speaking and a woman is mumbling terribly behind me. Angry. There was a little anger back there," Trump said as the crowd laughed.

"We're the ones who should be angry, not them. We're the ones who should be angry," the president said. "But we proudly declared that we are in the midst of the great American comeback. Our country is stronger today than ever before."

Trump used the opportunity to mention the Senate voting to acquit him on the two articles of impeachment against him: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

"And the day after my address, the good Republicans in the United States Senate voted to reject the outrageous partisan impeachment hoax and to issue a full, complete, and absolute, total acquittal," he said to thunderous applause.

The camera panned across the crowd to Republican members of Congress – including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – clapping and smiling.