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Pelosi Says Trumps State of the Union Speech Was a Manifesto of Mistruths

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Feb. 6 provided a detailed rationale for why she tore up a copy of President Donald Trumps prepared State of the Union remarks, alleging that the president lied to the American people on a number of major topics.

“It was, in my view, a manifesto of mistruths, of falsehoods, blatantly, really dangerous to the well-being of the American people if they believed in what he said,” Pelosi told reporters during her weekly press conference. “So again, we do not want the chamber of the House of Representatives to be used as a backdrop of his reality shows with unreality in his presentation.”

Trump delivered an optimistic State of the Union address on Feb. 4. The president at times contrasted the success of his administration against the alleged failures of his predecessor, Democratic former President Barack Obama. Pelosi claimed that Trump misrepresented the facts on a number of topics, including the economy, healthcare, and welfare programs.

“I tore up a manifesto of mistruths,” the speaker said.

Pelosis remarks come on the heels of the Senates acquittal of Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The speaker initiated the impeachment process almost five months ago, setting in motion a period of partisan strife in Washington.

Shortly before Pelosi addressed the press, she and Trump attended the National Prayer Breakfast. During his speech at the breakfast, Trump appeared to take a jab at the speaker for using religious references in her remarks during the launch of the impeachment process.

“I dont 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 thats not so,” Trump said.

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