President Trump commented on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up her copy of his State of the Union speech while leaving the White House Friday for an event in North Caroline.
“First of all, it’s an official document, you’re not allowed, it’s illegal what she did. She broke the law," Trump said.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, I thought it was a terrible thing when she ripped up the speech. First of all, it's an official document. You're not allowed. It illegal what she did. She broke the law.
But I haven't been asked a question other than a lot of people that viewed it, they couldn't believe that she did it. I thought it was terrible. I thought it was very disrespectful to the chamber, to the country.
And, you know, look, people -- I get very high marks on the speech. I didn't know she did it until I was walking out and some of the congressmen and women were saying can you believe what she did but I didn't know she did it.
TRUMP: Well, I think there's a lot of evil on that side. They've gone crazy, they've gone totally crazy. It's too bad.
I've gotten tremendous amounts done, more than anybody's gotten done in three years, by far, but they're not constructive people.
TRUMP: Well, I do work with Democrats. I work with everybody but that group is, you know, they say "Trump derangement syndrome," they've got a bad case of it. That was on display the other night when she ripped up the speech. That was terrible. It was terrible -- so disrespectful to our country and actually very illegal what she did.