CLAIM: Video shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashing out at CNN host Christiane Amanpour in an interview about Trump’s acquittal after being impeached.
THE FACTS: The video clip was taken from Amanpour’s interview of Pelosi this month in Munich, Germany, but has been altered to include a close-up of Pelosi’s image with the comment “CRAZY NANCY,” as well as audio from an interview Amanpour gave at a film festival last year.
In the video, Amanpour asks Pelosi about the Trump acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. Pelosi responds that a trial requires witnesses and documents, adding the Republican-held Senate held the fastest impeachment trial ever and the first without any witnesses. “He can say he is acquitted, and the headlines can say acquitted, but he is impeached forever, branded with that and not vindicated,” she says. During that portion, Pelosi’s image is enlarged and the comment “CRAZY NANCY...lashes out at reporter for saying President Trump was acquitted” is added at the bottom.
The end of the video includes audio of Amanpour taken from an interview she did at the South by Southwest film festival in 2019, in which she says “We are in an existential moment now. We are at peril and at risk if we don’t know the difference between truth and lies.” The altered video makes it appear as if Pelosi is laughing at that comment.