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Trump Lashes Out at Nancy Pelosi for Criticizing Him While Overseas, ‘Disgusting!’

Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday, calling her “a disgrace” after the California Democrat privately told lawmakers she wants to see the president “in prison.”

“Nervous Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to herself and her family for having made such a disgusting statement, especially since I was with foreign leaders overseas,” Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One while flying back from a week-long trip to the U.K., France and Ireland.

“There is no evidence for such a thing to have been said. Nervous Nancy & Dems are getting Zero work done in Congress, and have no intention of doing anything other than going on a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything on me – both illegal & unprecedented in U.S. history,” Trump added.

The decorum that Trump claims that Speaker Pelosi is flouting, however, is quite different from accepted standards as her comment — harsh as they may be — were made privately behind closed doors and only made public when leaked by someone in the room. In fact, when Pelosi was asked to comment on Trump, she declined to criticize the president publicly while he was overseas at the D-Day event.

On the other hand, Trump criticized former Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker Pelosi while he was sitting with Ingraham, and also criticized Biden while making a state visit to Japan. His ostensible siding with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over Biden was itself seen by many as flouting acceptable decorum for a visiting head of state.

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