In a fit of rage following President Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy he gave her then claimed the speech never happened.
Asked about her actions as she filed out of the House chamber, the California Democrat said, “I wanted to make sure that Americans could never, ever see or hear such lies!”
When pressed by reporters that the president had already given the speech to a live national audience, Pelosi insisted that he hadn’t.
“Nuh-uh,” she said. “No he didn’t. I tore it up. You saw that. Everyone saw that. So that means the speech never happened, and that’s what you should be reporting.”
Pelosi used similar logic last week after Republicans predicted that President Trump would be acquitted of impeachment charges Wednesday.
“You can’t have an acquittal without a trial,” Pelosi told reporters. “Did happen, so there. He can’t be acquitted. I don’t care what those Republicans say.
“You know how they lie,” said the speaker.