Trump Defends Attacks on Pelosi, as Misleading Videos of Speaker Spread Online
The president claimed to be unaware of altered videos
President Donald Trump on Friday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of having "said terrible things" about him and appeared to question her mental fitness, NBC News reported.
The comments came a day after Trump tweeted out an edited video that made it appear Pelosi was uncertain in her speech. The video that he shared, apparently from a segment on Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight," features portions of a 20-minute news conference Pelosi held Thursday in a montage that lasts about 30 seconds. It shows her tripping over her words. At one point in the video, a moment is repeated several times.
The Washington Post, meanwhile, published a story about a different video circulating on social media of Pelosi at a Center for American Progress event. That video was altered to make it sound as if she was slurring her words, The Post reported.
"You think Nancy is the same as she was? She's not. Maybe we can all say that," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he departed on a trip to Japan on Friday.
The president said he was responding "in kind" to her and claimed to be unaware of altered videos.
Pelosi this week accused Trump of a “cover-up" in thwarting investigations and, after infrastructure talks failed, suggested that members of his family or staff stage an "intervention."