Former US President Donald Trump continues to incite his supporters against his "nemesis" Nancy Pelosi - even though the Democratic Speaker's husband was injured in an attack in his own home. During an election campaign, he called the 82-year-old an "animal". The Republican cited the two impeachment proceedings against him that were initiated by the Democrats in the House of Representatives during his presidency. However, they failed in the Senate.
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Immediately before Trump's appearance, Pelosi spoke emotionally in her first interview since the attack on her husband a good ten days ago. While Pelosi was in Washington, a man broke into her home in San Francisco during the night. According to police, he woke her husband, Paul, also 82, and demanded to see the Speaker of Parliament. When the police, alerted by Paul Pelosi, arrived, the man hit him with a hammer. As a result, Paul Pelosi had to undergo surgery for a fractured skull. The attacker later testified that he wanted to question Pelosi and smash her knees.
She was particularly concerned that her husband was not the actual target of the attack, "but he was the one who paid the price," the politician told CNN. She linked the attack to Trump's lie about his alleged stolen victory in the 2020 presidential election and other misinformation spread by his Republican Party supporters. The attack by Trump's supporters on the Capitol in Washington in January 2021 was driven by it. Trump called Pelosi "Crazy Nancy" for years.
Pelosi called on Republicans to detach from Trump's rhetoric. "We need a strong Republican Party in our country," said the Democrat. The Republicans have achieved great things for America - "and they should be proud of it instead of surrendering to the cult of a villain."
According to polls, the Democrats are at risk of losing their majority in the House of Representatives in the forthcoming mid-term elections. Pelosi did not say in the interview whether she would retire from politics in this case. However, she admitted that the attack on her husband would influence the decision. Pelosi is the number three leader in the United States after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.