Democrats think the wind is at their backs headed into the 2020 elections.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t taking any chances.
That’s why Pelosi smeared President Trump on MSNBC with this bald-faced lie.
During a normal Presidential election year, the biggest events of the year would be both party’s nominating conventions at the end of the summer.
But coronavirus laid waste to any such plans in 2020.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Biden will deliver his acceptance speech from his home in Delaware – where his campaign handlers have kept him hidden from the start of the COVID-19 panic, in hopes voters wouldn’t notice his failing mental faculties.
And while the Republican National Committee will officially nominate President Trump in Charlotte later this month, the question remains about where President Trump will give his acceptance speech.
One top consideration for the President is to give his speech from his residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – the White House.
Democrats were livid – knowing such a backdrop could make for an incredible scene for a patriotic speech laying out Trump’s America First vision.
That’s why Speaker Pelosi went on MSNBC and claimed President Trump would be breaking the law if he did so.
“For the President of the United States to degrade once again the White House, as he has done over and over again, by saying he’s going to completely politicize it, is something that should be rejected right out of hand,” Pelosi stated.
“It’s not serious thinking,” Speaker Pelosi continued. “It won’t happen, whether it’s legally wrong or ethically out of the question, it shouldn’t have been something that was expressed.”
It’s possible the House Speaker was referring to the Hatch Act, which prevents federal employees from using their position and federal property to engage in political activity.
But the President is exempt from the Hatch Act – and Pelosi knows it. Or at least, she should.
The truth of the matter is, if President Trump travels somewhere – like Gettysburg, another possible location – Democrats and their pals in the Fake News Media would complain he’s violating “common sense” health protocols set in place during the pandemic.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has already said as much to the eager media, feeding them morsels to attack the President with.
Their ultimate goal is to force President Trump to cancel his acceptance speech altogether to prevent him from getting the traditional “convention bounce” candidates often see in the polls.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.