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Trump says Pelosi is 'no longer speaker of the House'

At least one of President Trump's statements can be proven objectively false.

When reports indicated Trump had tried to push Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced she was backing a formal impeachment inquiry into the president. A White House memorandum of the Trump-Zelensky call later indicated that was true, but Trump still attacked Pelosi in a press conference Wednesday with the most untrue thing he could think of.

Pelosi and Trump had a call Tuesday that was supposed to be about gun control, but a reporter asked if Trump asked Pelosi to "find a way out of impeachment." "Not at all," Trump responded, before hurling attacks at Pelosi. "She has lost her way. She has been taken over by the radical left. Nancy Pelosi, as far as I'm concerned, unfortunately, she's no longer the Speaker of the House." That, of course, is constitutionally impossible and also false. Kathryn Krawczyk