Trump Says Attack ‘Terrible Thing’

The former president also suggested that soft-on-crime policies in Democrat-run cities could be resulting in too many people being released from jail, committing more such violent crimes.
DALLAS, TEXAS - AUGUST 06: Former U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked at the couple’s San Fransisco home Friday morning by man with a reported history of emotional issues and instability.
  • The person arrested, identified as David DePape, attacked the 82-year-old Pelosi with a hammer in a struggle as police arrived at about 2 a.m.
  • Pelosi underwent surgery for a fracture skull and injuries to his right arm and hand, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Trump spoke about the assault during and interview Saturday in the context of the large issues about some of policies of leaders of U.S. cities including so-called “cashless bail” and the connection of that policy resulting the release of incarcerated people.
  • “These people are crazy,” Trump said. “They’re going to release stone cold killers out of the jails. Nobody knows why. I mean, they need room or something. Yeah, with Paul Pelosi, that’s a terrible thing; with all of them, it’s a terrible thing. Look at what’s happened to San Francisco, generally, look at what is happening in Chicago. It was far worse than Afghanistan.”

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