Trump accuses Pelosi of 'hating' US over impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE told a campaign rally in Louisiana Friday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found MORE “hates the United States of America” because of her impeachment inquiry against him.

“I used to think she loved the country. She hates the country,” Trump told a crowd in Lake Charles. “Because she wouldn’t be doing this to the country if she didn’t. She hates the country. Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America. Because she wouldn’t be doing this.

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“I’m telling you, foreign people looking at us — they honestly think we’re nuts,” he added.

Trump continued to mock Pelosi, prompting cheering and applause from the audience. 

Trump said Pelosi was “angry as hell” when Trump released a copy of a transcript of his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he reportedly urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE, that has since become the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against him.

Trump, who has insisted his call was “perfect,” said during the rally, repeatedly referred to Pelosi as “Nervous Nancy” and said she was “stuck” after she read the readout.

“She said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s not what I was told,’” Trump said. “But she was stuck.”