President Trump took a swipe at his Democratic opposition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sharing a video of one of her speeches online. The video is cut to show various instances through the speech where Pelosi stammered her words and struggled to piece together coherent sentences.
“PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE,” the president captioned the video. The end of the video shows Fox Business host Lou Dobbs speaking with Fox Business Political Analyst Ed Rollins.
“We all age a little differently,” Rollins said to Pelosi’s defense. “I sense she has a very big job and she’s being worn down. She was always very neat and very proper.”
“I think she’s very inarticulate, which she’s never been in the past,” the political analyst continued. “I think, to a certain extent, she needs to step in the background and not be out front as much. And she should not be the point person leading the Democrats.”
USA Today reports:
Pelosi and Trump have traded barbs over the past several days after infrastructure funding talks fell apart once the president conditioned further negotiations with Congress on the ending all congressional probes into him, his administration and his finances.
The House speaker has accused the president of being engaged in a “cover-up,” adding that he threw a “temper tantrum” at the infrastructure meeting. She has since expressed concern for Trump’s and nation’s “well-being.” Trump on Thursday called Pelosi a “mess.” The president also derided her as “crazy” and said she is “disintegrating.”
According to the report, a second video of Pelosi also made its rounds yesterday that is doctored to give the appearance that Pelosi’s status is even worse:
An altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slowed down to the point that some social media users think she seems drunk, is spreading online.
A three-minute video from Pelosi’s Wednesday remarks at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, where she accused President Donald Trump of a cover-up and indicated that it may be an impeachable offense, was manipulated so her words sounded slurred and garbled. The video, which has 2.1 million views on Facebook and has been shared 45,000 times on that platform, was posted by a group called Politics WatchDog. The video has also made its way onto Twitter and was on YouTube, but has since been removed from that site.
The video has been slowed to about 75% of its original speed, according to the Washington Post, which first reported on the distorted video. The pitch has also been altered after it was slowed down to make it sound more like Pelosi’s actual voice.