US President Donald Trump and US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have begun a new stage of post-impeachment drama. This happened after Trump survived the Democrats’ attempt to impeach him.
Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, where both Trump and Pelosi attended, the President thanked “courageous Republican politicans who had the wisdom, fortitude, and strength to do what everyone knows was right.”
Then he went on to make implicit allusions to Nancy Pelosi and Mitt Romney, the only Republican senator who voted against Trump, as people using their faith as an excuse to do wrong.
“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you,’ when they know that’s not so. So many people have been hurt and we can’t let that go on.
“We have allies, we have enemies, sometimes the allies are enemies but we just don’t know it. But we’re changing all that.”
Trump has been recently acquitted from impeachment allegations by the US Senate. While celebrating it at the White House later Thursday, he slammed the impeachment process as something that should never befall to any president. Trump added that Pelosi had no dignity for tearing up his speech at the State of the Union address while apologizing to his family for allowing them to go through the impeachment process.
Repsonding to Trump, Pelosi said she never needed a lesson on dignity from him, adding that she tore his speech because it was full of lies. She said she still prayed for him.
Later Thursday, after the breakfast, the house speaker said about Trump’s remark regarding faith as justification for doing wrong “completely inappropriate” and “particularly without class,” saying that his remarks at a faith-gathering was totally uncalled-for.
The heated exchange between the number one and number three persons in the United States brings the great polarization and partisanship to the forefront that the post-impeachment drama has brought to the Americans as they flock to the polls in November 2020.