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Donald Trump mocked Paul Pelosi in a speech simply months after the ex-Speaker’s husband was injured in a hammer attack at their San Franciso dwelling.

“I will stand up to crazy Nancy Pelosi who ruined San Francisco… How’s her husband doing by the way? Anybody know?” Mr Trump stated on the fall conference of the California Republican Party in Anaheim on Friday.

“And she’s against building a wall [on] our border even though she has a wall around her house, which obviously didn’t do a very good job,” he added to laughter within the room.

Mr Pelosi suffered a cranium fracture in October final yr when an assailant broke into the house and later attacked him with a hammer after asking for Ms Pelosi, then the speaker of the House.

While Mr Trump at one level referred to as the attack a “sad situation,” he additionally boosted far-right conspiracies concerning the incident, as famous by Politico.

Mr Trump slammed the Democratic leaders within the state to the California crowd.

“Together we will reverse the decline of America and we will end the desecration of your once great state California,” he stated. “This is not a great state anymore. This is a dumping ground. You’re a dumping ground.”

Mr Trump is very unlikely to win California in a common election, however the state can also be dwelling to the biggest group of Republican delegates within the battle for the GOP nomination. The state will maintain its major on 5 March. Mr Trump famous that he’ll possible be in court docket on that date following his makes an attempt to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election.

The former president didn’t point out Senator Dianne Feinstein, who handed away on Thursday, aged 90.

Mr Trump slammed Rep Maxine Waters, claiming that if he stated issues that she has stated previously, it will place him in “an electric chair times fifteen”, in accordance with Politico.

He stated he “got along” with the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom throughout his time as president, however added that he now “has become crooked Joe Biden’s top surrogate”.

Mr Trump claimed, baselessly, that Mr Newsom was backing Mr Biden within the understanding that the president wouldn’t “make it”.

In November of final yr, Ms Pelosi revealed that her husband was so gravely injured that surgeons needed to “take off the skull, reshape it, and put it back”.

“It had cracked,” a shaken Ms Pelosi instructed CNN, including that Paul Pelosi’s head was struck “on the top, in two places”.

The suspect, David DePape, was apparently after the speaker when he broke into the house in the course of the evening, repeatedly shouting “where’s Nancy?”

“What they have to do is they have to take off the skull, reshape it, and put it back so it isn’t scratched or [could] pierce the brain,” Ms Pelosi instructed CNN, recalling her husband’s surgical procedure.

She remembered it as “a pretty serious operation” and that her husband’s accidents had been “drastic” and “pretty awful”.

“But the good news was … they told us it had not pierced his brain, which could be deadly,” she added.

The speaker stated one of many harder issues to deal with is that the attacker was after her, not her husband, however he was nonetheless the one who was injured.

“For me, this is really the hard part – because Paul was not the target, and he’s the one who’s paying the price,” she stated.

“It’s really sad because it is a flame that was fueled by misinformation … that has no place in our democracy,” she added.

He “was cool. Paul’s cool,” she stated, including that he “called 911 with enough information, but not too much information” to enrage the “threatening” attacker.

“He saved his life — Paul saved his own life with that call,” she stated.

Mr DePape entered the residence in some unspecified time in the future after 2am on 28 October, in accordance with the prison grievance.

He repeatedly shouted “where is Nancy?” when he confronted Mr Pelosi, who was alone in mattress on the time of the break-in.

“When Pelosi told him that Nancy was not there, DePape stated that he would sit and wait,” the grievance stated. “Pelosi stated that his wife would not be home for several days and then DePape reiterated that he would wait.”

“DePape stated he wanted to tie Pelosi up so that DePape could go to sleep as he was tired from having had to carry a backpack to the Pelosi residence,” at which level he started “taking out twist ties from his pocket so that he could restrain Pelosi. Pelosi moved towards another part of the house, but DePape stopped him and together they went back into the bedroom”.

It was at this level that Mr Pelosi entered the toilet and referred to as 911.

“DePape remembered thinking that there was no way the police were going to forget about the phone call,” the grievance states. “DePape explained that he did not leave after Pelosi’s call to 911 because, much like the American founding fathers with the British, he was fighting against tyranny without the option of surrender.”

According to the grievance, Mr DePape stated they went downstairs.

“The police arrived and knocked on the door, and Pelosi ran over and opened it. Pelosi grabbed onto DePape’s hammer, which was in Depape’s hand,” the authorized submitting states. “At this point in the interview, DePape repeated that DePape did not plan to surrender and that he would go ‘through’ Pelosi.”

Officers had been dispatched to the household’s dwelling at 2.27am, police stated.

When they arrived on the scene, Mr DePape and Mr Pelosi had been each seen struggling for management of a hammer.

The suspect pulled the hammer from Mr Pelosi and “violently assaulted him with it,” San Francisco Police Chief William Scott stated.

Chief Scott added that officers “immediately tackled” Mr DePape and took him into custody.