Nancy Pelosi Calls Donald Trump A 'Stain On America' Who Was 'Unworthy To Be President'
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn't hold back when it came to her thoughts on Donald Trump in a new interview.
As Donald Trump rounds out his last day in the White House, Ms Pelosi said he was 'unworthy to be president' and a 'stain on our country'.
The fiery comments about the 45th President of the United States came during an interview with MSNBC's Joy Reid.
Asked about the significance of the country having been through something other than a peaceful transfer of power, Pelosi responded that 'we are bigger than all this'.
.@speakerpelosi: "Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don't think we could have sustained our democracy if he had 2 terms in office, for what he was doing to our institutions, or for what he was doing to our constitution. He dishonored it."
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"Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don't think we could have sustained our democracy if he had had two terms in office for what he was doing to our institutions or what he was doing to our constitution," Pelosi added.
"He dishonoured it. He, in every respect, was unworthy to be president, did not respect the office that he held, and certainly did not respect the office that the rest of us hold as well.
"I respect the office of the presidency more than he did, for how he mistreated it. Though, in any event, he's gone."
She took a final stab at Trump when she said his presidency was not so much 'lessons learned' because it was 'so evident all along what a disgrace he was'.
She then praised Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for being the best-suited duo for the job.
Pelosi has never hidden her disdain for Trump, with the House Speaker famously ripping up his State of the Union speech while standing behind him.
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Trump will wrap up his four-year term at midday (EST) on Wednesday when President-elect Biden is sworn into office as the 46th president of the United States/
On the eve of the inauguration, he issued a farewell message to the nation.
The outgoing leader thanked everyone for their support over the last four years, however, signalled that he won't be completely out of the spotlight once he leaves the White House.
"This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous," Trump said in his speech.
"Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning.
"All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol...political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans...[and] can never be tolerated."
Trump reflected on how he had limited political experience when he entered the White House on 20 January 2017, but he relished every opportunity.
"Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency," he said.
"I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities.
"I ran for President because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.
"I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless with all sorts of potential if properly done. America had given me so much and I wanted to give something back."
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