Feb 6, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Fox's Brian Kilmeade: Pelosi is “emotionally losing it”

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's statements about President Trump's acquittal and her disapproval of his State of the Union address qualified as “emotionally losing it.”

The big picture: Since Trump's State of the Union, Pelosi accused him of using Congress as a "backdrop for a reality show." After the speech on Tuesday, the House speaker was also seen ripping a copy of the president's transcript for the evening.

  • Trump punched back at Pelosi on Thursday, insinuating she used her faith as a false justification for impeachment.

What he's saying:

"Compare Mitch McConnell — you could say the worst thing to Mitch McConnell, and if you're Donald Trump, it doesn't phase him. Everyone makes fun of him. ... He keeps his eye on the objective. Nancy Pelosi is letting the emotion get the best of her. And I don't want to get into gender, it has nothing to do with gender. ... But she's emotionally losing it"
— Brian Kilmeade

Go deeper: Trump takes aim at Pelosi and Romney during National Prayer Breakfast

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Pelosi rips into Trump for State of the Union

Screenshot: MSNBC

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laid into President Trump for his State of the Union address during her weekly press conference on Thursday, accusing him of using Congress as a "backdrop for a reality show" and calling out his "appalling" comments about pre-existing conditions.

Why it matters: The tension between Trump and Pelosi continues to grow in the wake of the president's address Tuesday, which culminated in the speaker ripping up a copy of the speech on national television.

Trump takes aim at Pelosi and Romney during National Prayer Breakfast

Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump used his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday to take a swipe at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) over their roles in his impeachment.

"I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say 'I pray for you' when they know that that's not so. So many people have been hurt and we can't let that go on."
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Nancy Pelosi: I'm not counting Joe Biden out of the 2020 race

Nancy Pelosi speaks during the Munich Security Conference at Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Germany on Friday. Photo: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN in an interview airing Monday that she's "not counting Joe Biden out" following the former vice president's disappointing finishes in the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic primaries.

What she's saying: "There are still races ahead that are much more representative of the country," Pelosi told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview in Munich, Germany, Saturday. Pelosi also defended tearing up her copy of President Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 4 amid criticism from Republicans, who said it was a '"breach of decorum." She said she only decided to do so after she read the speech and found its content "terrible."

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