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Show Caption Hide Caption U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to reports of ‘covfefe’ The U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to reports of a “covfefe” tweet.
WASHINGTON — The last time President Donald Trump retweeted his old “America first” video was during the presidential campaign in 2016. He’s done so again, with a video that went viral on Monday morning as he rebuked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the progressive Democrats she leads after they blocked a resolution to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The video’s caption: “In this video, I retweeted something that was very insulting to President Trump & our Country. This has to stop!”
Trump tweeted the video after Democrats rejected legislation that would have recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The measure was supposed to be up for a vote Tuesday in the House, but the speaker insisted on it being debated on Wednesday.
Democrats have been critical of Trump’s rhetoric and actions and have frequently made calls for his impeachment. His most recent move comes as Democrats look to take back the House in this upcoming midterm elections.
Here’s a look at the video, what it says and the reaction to it.
Video: Trump tweets video of his response to Pelosi and Democrats
Vance on Twitter: ‘That’s not what happened’
Two tweets posted shortly after the video went viral included one by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn from Texas and one from Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, among others:
John Cornyn: “House Democrats, you are putting the interests of your radical caucus over the people of America. We cannot allow the Pelosi & her anti-American band of extremists to derail this bill. We look forward to a vote on it tomorrow.”
Marsha Blackburn: “We have the votes to pass the Jerusalem Embassy Act and we will work with our colleagues in the Senate to pass it. The Speaker is delaying it to use this as an excuse for more failure and division of the American people.”