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Trump accuses Pelosi of 'hating' US over impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE told a campaign rally in Louisiana Friday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Senators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Tim Cook called Pelosi to say tech antitrust bills were rushed 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 BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' 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.”