President Trump revealed that first lady Melania Trump disapproved when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up his State of the Union address earlier this month.
“My wife was sitting here and watched it, and she said ‘Oh, my, that was horrible,’” President Trump said.
The Washington Examiner reported that President Trump had words of his own for Pelosi during the same interview.
“She is a person that started on impeachment and lost,” Trump told Geraldo Rivera. “So, she goes down as a loser, which she is.”
Nancy Pelosi later explained that she felt like tearing up the speech was the right thing to do.
“He shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech,” Pelosi told House Democrats, according to Politico. “What we heard last night was a disgrace.”
Pelosi added that it was the “courteous” thing to do to a “dirty” speech.
First Lady Melania Trump, at one point, participated in the State of the Union when she awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to talk radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh.