Donald Trump thinks a woman’s only purpose in life is to be ornamental, and he hates the smart ones who have his number. That was true of Hillary “Lock Her Up!” Clinton and now the mantle of Most Hated Smart Woman has been conferred, unsurprisingly, upon Nancy Pelosi. Donald Trump did a brief MAGA rally in New Hampshire, Monday, in anticipation of the Democratic primary and it was his usual free-flowing stream of consciousness compendium of lies. One of the more notable ones was that Pelosi was “mumbling” behind him at the SOTU address — presumably throwing him off his game? As if he had a game to be thrown off of?
Trump continues: "It was very distracting. I'm speaking, and a woman is mumbling terribly behind me. Angry. There was a little anger back there."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 11, 2020
This is patently false and can be disproved by running the tape of the SOTU. Both Pelosi and Pence were behind Trump and they were visible on camera throughout Trump’s entire speech. If Pelosi’s lips were moving, it would have been picked up. This is yet another flat out lie, from the fire hose of falsehood which is Trump’s mouth — or as Vincente Fox so succinctly put it, “The worst shithole on the planet is your mouth.”
This comment of Trump’s about Pelosi is merely meant as part of Trump’s Two Minute Hate, which is what he indulges himself in, in his rallies, just like Big Brother in “1984.” The purpose of the rallies, one of the purposes, at least, is to keep the supporters’ juices flowing against Trump’s enemies, actual or perceived.
This is not how things are done in a democracy. A leader does not call for his political opponents to be imprisoned. If there is one thing that will be completely refreshing once this buffoon is gone, it is this over-the-top rhetoric which has no place in public life — not in America.