Trump calls Democrats who didn't applaud "treasonous" and "un-American"

Trump issues statement calling democrats who didn't applaud during his first State of the Union address-- including Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi-"treasonous" and "un-American."
By Susan Konig | Feb 08, 2018

On Monday, President Trump called democrats who didn't applaud during his State of the Union address-- including Minority Leader of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi "treasonous" and "un-American."


"They would rather see Trump do badly, OK, than Trump do well," the president said during an event promoting tax reform in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Monday afternoon. "It's very selfish. And it got to a point where I really didn't want to look too much during the speech over to that side. Because honestly it was bad energy."


Republicans in the House chamber applauded often during Trump's January 30 State of the Union address, his first as president, while Democrats, led by Pelosi, resisted many of Trump's anticipated 'applause' lines.


"You're up there, you've got half the room going totally crazy, wild, they loved everything, they want to do something great for our country," Trump said, "and you've got the other side even on positive news, really positive news they were like death. And un-American. Un-American."


Trump then pointed to the back of the room of the Ohio factory where he was speaking.


"Somebody said treasonous. Yeah, I guess, why not?" the president said to laughter from the crowd. "Can we call that treason? Why not. I mean, they certainly didn't seem to love out country very much."


Representatives for Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did not immediately return requests by the press for comment.

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