Nancy Pelosi: Whether Donald Trump ‘knows it yet or not, he will be leaving’

Pelosi Television Interview

Donald Trump doesn’t want to be president but he doesn’t want to lose either. Which is why he’s off-kilter, trying to play his racist greatest hits and hoping that if he just says “China Virus” enough, maybe his poll numbers will go up. But this tweet is next-level:

Whew, where to start. “Invisible China Virus” is offensive. “Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.” Democrats. Those people are Democrats. Trump and his unhinged cronies spent four months mocking people for wearing masks and encouraging violent protests against mask-wearing. And there are literally tens of millions of Americans who are more patriotic than Treason Trump.

Speaking of, you know how Treason Trump wouldn’t say that he would accept the election results if he lost? He said that in Sunday’s interview with Chris Wallace. Nancy Pelosi had some thoughts:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that President Donald Trump, “Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving” the White House, despite Trump’s refusal to commit to respecting the 2020 presidential election results.

“There is a process,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to presidential elections and the Constitutional mechanism for putting their winners into the White House. “It has nothing to do with a certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there.”

Pelosi, in her interview Monday, suggested that voters, as well as the Constitution, would lead to Trump departing the office in January, regardless of whether he accepts it in his mind or whether he refuses to physically move out of the White House.

“Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,” Pelosi said. “Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the United States.”

Pelosi noted that she is “second in line to the presidency” and that last week she had her “regular continuation of government briefing” detailing the process by which she would become president if both the president and vice president were incapacitated or died.

“I say to them [the briefers], ‘This is never going to happen.’ God willing, it never will. But there is a process,” she said. “The presidency is the presidency. It’s not geography or location.”

[From CNBC]

Word. Pelosi is a badass. This does have a whiff of theater to it though, right? Trump is playing his role – the unhinged lunatic threatening to stay in the White House, even if he loses in a landslide. Pelosi is playing her role too – the badass House speaker who doesn’t take any bulls–t from the orange fat man.

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  1. Darla says:

    “It has nothing to do with a certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there.”

    God, I love her.

  2. Ana says:

    Her matching face mask is everything. This woman is my hero.

  3. OnceUponA says:

    Pelosi is smart.

    Pelosi is dedicated.

    Pelosi is indeed a badass.

    And back in 2016 there was much talk of “dumping her” because she was “too old” to be effective.

    She has been a revelation in these impossible times.

    Agism is rarely discussed these days. Especially agism against women.

    Pelosi is a patriot and a heroine.

    • Bookie says:

      Amen to all of that!

    • adastraperaspera says:

      So true!

    • Grant says:

      Preach, preach, preach, preach! I live in Texas and many people (read: idiots) DESPISE her down here. But I suppose if I was an ignorant misogynist I too would hate this smart, shrewd, and ruthlessly effective vote-getter who is always thinking two steps ahead of my one. Pelosi is a legend and a patriot and she will go down in history as one of the greatest heroes of the Democratic party (next to Obama) IMO.

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        THIS Texas gal loves her some Nancy Pelosi.
        She’s only despised because she tells the truth

    • Rongela Redmond says:

      I agree with you!

    • OnceUponA says:

      Thank you all.

      Female wisdom is needed.

      And agism is toxic.

      [Not every elderly person is a sage. But neither is every younger person. Look beyond labels.]

    • megs283 says:

      I feel like…she is the only guard between us and total chaos and insanity. She was put on earth for this role, from 2016-2020.

    • Dl says:

      I live in California. I do not like Pelosi. However she is the only one who seems capable of putting his heiny butt in his place with class dignity and humor. All those men need to take notes!

  4. Lightpurple says:

    The Goddess has spoken.

  5. Blankiscool says:

    It’s hard for me to imagine him occupying the White House longer than necessary. He made such a big deal out of how run down it is compared to his usual gold spray-painted digs.

    • Esmom says:

      I also think he will be happy to get the F out of there. He clearly hates most things about the presidency and being in so far over your head every day has got to be exhausting. Only the most superficial aspects appeal to him.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      He will try and do anything to stay, NOT because he “wants” to (ie: have the job), but because it will afford him more time to avoid SDNY charges, where Pence can’t pardon him. THAT is the motivator for staying, well…that and his massive malignant narcissism that tells him “winning” is all that matters…not the “end game”.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    I hope all the MAGAts screaming about “muh freedoms” don’t get whiplash from the sudden spin they’re going to do now that their cult leaders has said wearing a mask is patriotic.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Someone on Twitter really captured this. He said telling people wearing a mask now is like wearing a condom when the woman is 4 months pregnant. Better super late than never I suppose.

    • Jerusha says:

      Some of them have already basically given him the finger on twitter.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Jerusha- he knows his base won’t change. He isn’t actually trying to get them to wear masks. This is just what he always does: start nonsense, then pretend like he never started it by decrying the nonsense after it’s spread. He (or at least his people) knows what he’s doing here.

      • Jerusha says:

        Oh, I know that. It’s just fun to see some of the cultists bitch at him. Sorta like the most hardcore Berniecrats turned on him.

  7. Sharonk says:

    I want him out more than anyone. However, I live in a liberal part of NY and on Sunday there was a boat flotilla trump2020.
    Don’t underestimate the lunacy of his supporters. There out there greater than you think.
    Vote BIDEN 2020.

    • Salted Watermelon says:

      This. I am very scared about what will happen if he wins another term.

      Vote. Vote blue no matter who.

    • Aang says:

      I was boating in NY and also saw a trump boat parade. My husband couldn’t believe how many. I wasn’t surprised. Trash floats I guess.

  8. Mellie says:

    haha…yes fumigate his a$$….

  9. Jerusha says:

    Fumigating won’t do the job. Would anyone here want to sleep in a bed, bathe in a tub, sit on a chair, or even walk on a rug that had any whiff of those turds attached to it. Tear it down and rebuild. The WH is forever tainted by the essence of the toxic trumps.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. I hadn’t really thought about that but you’re right. I can’t imagine tearing it down but they can do an extensive renovation. Tear it down to the studs at least.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The furnishings in the residence generally belong to the occupants. The White House usher protocol is that, on the morning of the inauguration, they pack up all the private belongings and load them into moving vans. Furnishings for the new occupants are then moved in. All before the new occupants return from the inauguration, luncheon, and parade. The West Wing and other office areas of the White House undergo a similar transformative with personal items being packed and placed in the vans and White House permanent furnishings being placed into storage or put on display to the specifications of the new president. Carpets and draperies will stay or go as requested but will be cleaned. Trump and Nagini will try to shelter in place but the ushers will be moving everything around them. Nagini will probably stab someone as they try to take her computer away, which will have been disconnected from the system by IT. If they still refuse to vacate, Secret Service will remove them.

  10. KellyRyan says:

    The bully will depart whining. 🙂 And with, grandiose statements on the hotels he’s building, (not), around the world. And, how he wasn’t liked, elections were fraudulent. Nancy is a role model for kind, decent, reasonable women. Keep talking Nancy.

  11. Jelly says:

    … fumigate made my day…. Pelosi is the bad ass we all need right now. How I would love to see Orange Foolios arrested, handcuffed and dragged off to jail as he leaves the WH.

  12. Liz version 700 says:

    Since Portland brought out the big guns (the moms) Trump is now sending 150 federal agents to Chicago. He is just randomly sending in people to beat up Americans in Democratically led cities

    • Rapunzel says:

      Hr mentioned Oakland and Oakland PD said “hell no, stay out.”

      Trumpsters be like, “making me wear a mask is Nazism, but sending in a literal secret police to use Gestapo tactics is a-okay” Dipshits.

    • Betsy says:

      That anyone is applauding this is so sad for me. It is the very essence of Nazism, of the worst excesses of the Soviets. It is completely unamerican and people are applauding it.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The horrifying thing is that the DHS memo that gave the orders for these forces in Portland SPECIFICALLY states that they have NO TRAINING in riot response or crowd control. So they sent in untrained forces, gave them weapons, and let them loose on peaceful protestors.

      An incredible abuse of power.

      And they are also threatening to send them to Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore (in addition to Chicago and Oakland). He’s so obvious as to why he chose these targets, and it is horrifying that the party of “small government” and “we need weapons to protect against tyranny” are enabling this.

  13. Quincytoo says:

    She’s my new girl crush next to Dr. Bonnie Henry ❤️
    I would love to see him being dragged out of the WH by his heels as his bigot bigly hands trying to grasp anything to hold onto
    Melania running fast away with Baron screeching . Fuckit I’m freee!!! Run faster Barron’!!!

  14. Rapunzel says:

    Ten bucks says he didn’t write this tweet and will be back to whining about masks today or tomorrow.

    And he’s still not as boss as Biden in a mask.

    I ain’t giving Cheetolini any cookie for doing the right thing months later than he should have.

    But I will donate to whatever fund will buy Nancy Pelosi the jumbo industrial Raid she needs to delouse the WH for the Bidens.

  15. bluemoonhorse says:

    Trump likes to pretend he can squat in the WH and call the election fake. This is how he stirs up his devoted Fox crowd.

    Nope. Jan 1st, if he refuses to leave, he will be escorted out IF YOU VOTE BLUE.

    As November approaches, watch more GOP who had stuck by him like a hemorrhoid start jumping ship when they see they could lose their own position.

  16. nicegirl says:

    I’m reading The Art of Her Deal and Melania is THE ONE who was encouraging Drumpf to run from the very beginning, was ‘positive’ if he ran he would win. Whether or not she resides with 45 in the White House, she’s a power hungry match made in DT’s image of the perfect bot wife, and he is scared of her responses and opinions- she loves that he is President and she’s certainly not going to go quietly into her good night. I think behind the scenes MT is continuing to boost his ego and is sycophantic in her loving manipulation, a participant in supporting his horrendous administration. I know this was more of MT leaning comment, I’m just shook reading these accounts in the book of how power hungry and determined she is in her support of her husband and if he has a hairbrained idea, she’s way DOWN. If Ivanka tries to stay, Melania will try to stay MORE. This pot of idiots, I swear.

    GTFO in January 2021 Trump Crime Syndicate

    • Tiffany says:

      She saw being First Lady as a business opportunity for her when she finally leaves him and she sees that is anything. This was eye opening and he messed with her bottom line. Remember that lawsuit with the Fail, she explicitly said it in the court papers filed. She keeping quiet now because she knows people are going to be ready to talk about her and a book is coming her way with some real tea.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Going to be tough on the Golddigger when Trump is arrested in 2021.

  17. yinyang says:


  18. Betsy says:

    I really appreciate Speaker Pelosi.

  19. Other Renee says:

    I hope she’s right. After reading an article in The Atlantic and another in I think Newsweek, I’m terrified that he will find a legal loophole allowing him to retain the presidency. I can’t remember the details (I’ve probably suppressed them) but apparently it’s possible. Something about dragging things through the courts and it taking months.

    • says:

      If Biden is re-elected by a landslide, there is no wiggle room for Trump to drag this through the courts. The win would be definitive, and he can cry all he wants but he will be OUT.

      I cannot wait to see Obama and Michelle visit the Bidens in the White House — all those trumpsters crying in their maga hats!!

      Also, I hope that Melania and Trump are taken out by the secret service and dumped on the street with a GTFO! and all of them wearing jackets saying, “I don’t really care, do u?” As they throw their tacky gold spray painted ornaments over the fence as reminder to take their tacky shit with them .

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      There is no legal loophole. If the election doesn’t happen, Pelosi becomes president. He can’t stop the inevitable. It is written in the Constitution of the United States.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I believe that 1 theory is that because of the pandemic, states could pass legislation that their electors are decided by the house legislators at the STATE level, not voters.

      Or, the 2nd theory is that if swing states that have Republican governors (Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, etc) don’t ratify their election results before the December deadline, and therefore if 1 candidate doesn’t win the majority of electors, the 12th amendment punts it to the house at the federal level, but they vote as states (aka 50 votes possible, not 435). Dems are outnumbered when the House is divided this way.

  20. M4lificent says:

    Trump can’t get the real military leaders to go along with this scheme to harass citizens — even the commander-in-chief doesn’t have the power to order his subordinates to defy the Constitution. So he’s bringing in ICE or federal prison security or other organizations that don’t follow the military chain of command.

  21. Mina_Esq says:

    “Has to be fumigated out of there” 😂 Pelosi knows how to insult Trump with a smile on her face. Love her.

  22. Desert Lizard says:

    She’s right but fumigating is the least of what it will take. They will also have to search even the tiniest spot for bugs and other recording devices. He has sold us lock, stock, and barrel to Putin. We might as well burn it down and rebuild. Just kidding. I think.

  23. SJR says:

    Minnesota here, within 15 miles of family farm country. 3-5th generation family farms…
    Huge BIDEN 2020 painted on several barns, on the sam farm land, which you can see from a good distance. Which I enjoy.

    Now OTOH, within 3 miles of my house, several neighbors have huge Trump 2020 flags flying, huge like the size of my sofa, they either had these custom made or paid $$ for them. A few of these houses have 2-4 of the banners flying, which worries me.

    Painting something on a barn is pretty quick and less than $40 when you generally have the needed items on hand. Buying, custom ordering and paying >$50 per banner is long term planning.

    Trump is a complete tool. But, so many people are completely unhinged when it comes to him, you can not count his lying cheating ass as out the door yet.

    Good for Pelosi, stand up to him! Damn right the office of the POTUS is The Office of the Elected POTUS! He is nothing more than a spoiled jackass acting like a toddler again.
    Why doesn’t Twitter shut down his account?

  24. Karis Pardashian says:

    Yeah chuck him out and give the other war mongering corporate shills another go at murdering brown people and destroying the planet.