Pelosi Said Trump Giving RNC Acceptance Speech from White House would “Politicize” It

( House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the weird suggestion this week that the idea that President Donald Trump may give his RNC acceptance speech from the White House would be “very wrong” because it would “politicize” it.

The acceptance speech is the speech a candidate gives after their party officially nominates them for the presidential race. It is possibly one of the most political things in this entire process, and the White House is the official residency of the President of the United States. This entire thing is political, but Pelosi doesn’t like it.

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During an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC on Wednesday, Pelosi talked about the president floating the idea of giving the speech from the White House as a result of the Republican National Convention being cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.

“It’s very wrong. Again, when we’re in the Capitol of the United States under the dome, we have very limited opportunity to reference anything political,” she claimed.


“And 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 is going to completely politicize it is something that should be rejected right out of hand,” she added. “It’s again, notion mongering, not serious thinking. And it won’t happen. Let’s put it that way. Whether it’s legally wrong or ethically out of the question, it shouldn’t have even been something that was expressed.”

Mitchell pressed Speaker Pelosi on the issue, asking if she has any power to stop the president from giving a speech if he set his mind on it.

“He can’t do that. You can’t do that. I mean, you would be very surprised I think of the facts of when you are at the White House you are talking about policy and the rest, you are not talking about politics,” Pelosi went on. “We never did, you would have a limited reference to our civic life in terms of politics, but you don’t talk politics in the White House and you don’t talk politics under the dome of the Capitol.”

That’s news to pretty much everybody in the country who thought they were sending politics to the Capitol when they vote for them at the ballot box.