President Trump strayed from his message of unity for a moment on Tuesday night, using the State of the Union address to bash the Russia probe.
Trump suggested that the White House and Congress will be unable to work together due to “ridiculous partisan investigations” — an apparent warning shot to House Democrats, who recently took the majority and gained subpoena power.
“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations,” Trump said. “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way.”
At Trump’s mention of “partisan investigations,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to smile in amusement.
Watch the moment below:
Trump warns against "ridiculous partisan investigations" pic.twitter.com/Iy6jANsRiD
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 6, 2019