House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband made headlines late last week after he was brutally attacked by a man wielding a hammer.
According to Fox News, that story did not go unnoticed by former President Donald, who addressed it in a recent interview.
Trump denounces hammer attack as “a terrible thing”
“With Paul Pelosi, that’s a terrible thing, and with all of them, that’s a terrible thing,” Fox News quoted Trump as telling the conservative Spanish-language network Americano Media on Sunday.
“The former president then linked the attack on Paul Pelosi to rising crime rates, saying, “Look at what happened to San Francisco generally. Look at what’s happening in Chicago. It was far worse than Afghanistan.”
“But today if a police officer says something that’s slightly out of line it’s like the end of his life, the end of his pension, the end of his family,” Trump said.
“We can’t do that. We have to give the police back their authority and their power and their respect. Because this country is out of control,” he insisted.
Nancy Pelosi released a statement addressing the attack while praising law enforcement and emergency service personnel for their response.
Please know that the prayers and warm wishes from so many are a comfort to our family and are helping Paul make progress with his recovery.
We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 30, 2022
Alleged attacker is an illegal alien who expressed support for left-wing causes
Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out during his Monday night broadcast that while many members in the mainstream media have suggested that the alleged attacker was motivated by conservative rhetoric, the evidence for this is weak.
Carlson noted how 42-year-old David DePape is an illegal immigrant who “lives in a hippie school bus in Berkeley with a BLM banner and a pride flag out front.”
“If you guessed, this is obviously a textbook case of homegrown right-wing extremism, well, then, obviously, you’ve been watching a lot of cable news today,” Carlson said.