Pelosi Laughably Attempts To ‘Honor’ Tuskegee Airmen After Dishonoring Them At SOTU
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a pitiful attempt to honor the Tuskegee Airmen after dishonoring them by refusing to stand when one member was honored and then ripping up the State of the Union speech at the conclusion of President Trump speaking.
“The Tuskegee Airmen bravely fought enemies abroad & racism at home,” Pelosi wrote in a tweet. “Our nation is forever grateful for their heroism, fighting for the values of America: equality, justice & opportunity.”
The Tuskegee Airmen bravely fought enemies abroad & racism at home. Our nation is forever grateful for their heroism, fighting for the values of America: equality, justice & opportunity. #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/PofLDGiF2i pic.twitter.com/GO9ne7EMsy
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 6, 2020
As most of us saw at the completion of the President’s speech Pelosi was seen behind him ripping apart a copy of the speech. She destroyed an official document that honored Americans, including one of the last Tuskegee Airmen still alive Get. Charles McGee, who served in three wars, and is 100 years old.
During her weekly press conference, Pelosi explained to reporters that ripping up the speech was, “the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.” However a few hours after saying those words she posted the above tweet at 5:36 pm EST. President Trump responded to Pelosi’s tweet at 5:53 pm EST with the video that had the caption, “Powerful American stories ripped to shreds by Nancy Pelosi.” The video contained the President’s guests that were honored, the accomplishments of the administration like record-low unemployment.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2020
Previous to the State of the Union address, McGee was promoted by President Trump to Brigadier General and had his stars pinned in the Oval Office before the speech.
The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr. also responded to Pelosi, posting a picture reprimanding her actions. “This is what Nancy Pelosi ripped up,” Trump Jr. wrote. “A truly shameful move even for her.”
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