President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in an unhinged anti-impeachment letter in which he claims “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.”
The six-page letter, which kicks off with Trump accusing the Democrats of having “cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment,” reads like a Trump rally or a monologue one would hear on Trump pal and informal adviser Sean Hannity’s primetime Fox News show, replete with language about “illegal coups” and witch hunts.
While bragging about his 2016 electoral victory, however, the president takes a darkly personal and melodramatic turn—echoing the tone of his Fox News star friend’s TV and radio shows—asserting as fact that Pelosi hates democracy.
“You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the great Election of 2016,” Trump writes. “Do you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes. You view democracy as the enemy!”