The interviewer questioned Pelosi on the potential of Trump winning the presidency once more. “Don’t even think of that,” Pelosi pleaded. “Don’t imagine the planet burning up. The United States of America won’t exist if it does, she insisted.
“If he were to become president, it would be a criminal enterprise in the White House,” the former speaker told the newspaper.
Trump’s behaviour after his defeat in 2020 was predicted by Pelosi, who claimed credit for the creation of the January 6 Commission, which was set up in the wake of the Capitol riot to investigate the extent of the ex-president’s guilt in the matter.
She stated of Trump and January 6, “I know he committed a crime that day,” bragging that she had known as soon as the violence broke out that the former president was responsible for the day’s events but admitting she could not forecast “what can be proven” in court.
The Democrat’s remarks were in response to a post on Trump’s Truth Social platform in which he referred to her as a “sick & demented psycho who will someday live in HELL.” Following his indictment on numerous conspiracy charges in connection with his challenge of the 2020 election results, Pelosi had referred to him as a “scared puppy” on television. She had also described the charges to New York as “beautiful and intricate” with “a better chance of conviction than anything that I would come up with.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned last week that there was a “very real possibility” that Donald Trump will be found guilty, speaking for many of the former president’s followers, noting that “the facts don’t matter, the laws don’t matter: they hate him.” Cruz warned that the US had “entered banana republic territory” and that Tanya Chutkan, the judge assigned to the case, had handed out sentences to January 6 defendants that were much worse than those sought by the prosecution.
Despite earning an annual salary that never went over $223,500 while serving as House speaker, Pelosi and her husband are thought to have a combined net worth of over $200 million. Many, including House Republicans, have accused her of attaining that wealth by leveraging insider information through her husband’s stock trades especially after a single trade netted the couple $5.3 million ahead of a critical vote by the House Judiciary Committee in 2021.