US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi spoke Tuesday about the end of Trump’s presidency and the transfer of power Wednesday to Joe Biden.
Speaking in an interview on MSNBC, Pelosi called the outgoing president a “stain” on the United States of America, and she questioned whether American institutions would have been able to survive had Trump won four more years in the office.
“Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don’t think we could have sustained our democracy if he had two terms in office, for what he was doing to our institutions or what he was doing to our Constitution. He dishonoured it,” Pelosi said.
She added that Trump “in every respect was unworthy to be president, did not respect the office that he held and certainly did not respect the office he held and certainly did not respect the office the rest of us hold as well.
“I respect the office of the president, more than he did for how he mistreated it. So in any event, he’s gone. We have to let — we have to — how can I say it? It’s not lessons learned because it was so evident all along, what a disgrace he was. But to find out how we can bring people together, that’s our responsibility and again, nobody better than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to do that,” Pelosi said.