Trump accuses Pelosi of 'hating' US over impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE told a campaign rally in Louisiana Friday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill No signs of breakthrough for stalemated coronavirus talks Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans 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 says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick 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.”