President Trump denied reports that he tried to stave off House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment announcement and asserted that her power has been subsumed by the “radical Left.”
Trump gave a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday at the United Nations in New York. Both presidents denied allegations that Trump attempted to withhold military aid to Ukraine to force the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
“No, she’s lost her way,” Trump said, responding to a question regarding whether he tried to strike a deal on impeachment with Pelosi.
“She’s been taken over by the radical Left. She may be radical Left herself, but she really has lost her way,” Trump continued. “I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about.”
Trump later went on to say the Democratic Party as a whole has been hijacked by the “radical Left.”
“The whole party is taken over by the Left,” Trump said. “They’ve been taken over by a radical group of people, and Nancy Pelosi, as far as I’m concerned, unfortunately, she’s no longer the speaker of the House.”
Trump’s assertion echoes that of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said in a press release that “Speaker Pelosi’s much-publicized efforts to restrain her far-left conference have finally crumbled.”