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Trump accuses Pelosi of 'hating' US over impeachment inquiry

President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE told a campaign rally in Louisiana Friday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Democrats deals to bolster support for relief bill | Biden tries to keep Democrats together | Retailers fear a return of the mask wars Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Biden urges Democrats to advocate for rescue package 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 BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 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.”