Trump insults Mueller and Pelosi at U.S. military cemetery in France

Just before his speech honoring military veterans at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, President Trump gave an interview marked by insults directed toward the speaker of the House and former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Speaking to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Trump called the former special counsel a “fool” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “disaster.”

“Let me tell you, he made such a fool out of himself,” Trump said of Mueller, speaking at a cemetery where more than 9,300 American soldiers who died in World War II are buried.

Mueller is a decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, in which President Trump did not serve, and which he described in an interview on British television as a “terrible war” and “very far away.”

The president took issue with Mueller’s public statement on his investigation into Russian election interference. Although Mueller declined to charge Trump with obstruction, he explicitly refused to exonerate the president.

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US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L) walk past Republican Guards at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French President's wife Brigitte Macron watch as French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) fly over after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Melania Trump and French President's wife Brigitte Macron walk past members of the Republican Guard prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French President's wife Brigitte Macron watch as French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) fly over after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Melania Trump and French President's wife Brigitte Macron walk past members of the Republican Guard prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L) walk past Republican Guards at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(L/R): French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, north-western France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C-L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Brigitte Macron (R) arrive to attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (4th R), French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd R), US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R) and French President's wife Brigitte Macron (R) walk past Republican Guards as they arrive for a meeting and lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (4th R), French President Emmanuel Macron (3rd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R) walk past Republican Guards as they arrive for a meeting and lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(From 2nd L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump pose prior to meeting and a lunch at the Prefecture of Caen, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (C) stand next to US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump are joined by French President Emmanuel Macron (2dn R) and his wife Brigitte (R) during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) sit with US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (3rd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2ndR) stand next to US WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C,L), US First Lady Melania Trump (L), French President Emmanuel Macron (C,R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) wave the audience during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump walk to visit graves after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L) French President's wife Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump walk to visit graves after a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) sit with WWII veterans during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US president Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania walk to embark a helicopter after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US president Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania walk to embark a helicopter after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2nd L) attend a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
French President's wife Brigitte Macron (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump walk on the red carpet during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
French President's wife Brigitte Macron (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump walk on the red carpet during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) walk on the tarmac after disembarking from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One after landing at the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, to attend D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump make their way to board Air Force One at Shannon Airport in Shannon, Ireland, on June 6, 2019 and fly to Normandy, France, to attend the 75th D-Day Anniversary. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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“If we had had confidence that the president had clearly not committed a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said. “Charging the president with a crime is not an option we could consider.”

Mueller’s statement immediately ramped up pressure on congressional Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings. Pelosi, who so far has resisted calls from some members of her party for Trump’s impeachment, did not rule it out.

Trump said Pelosi ignored a subsequent statement from Mueller and the Department of Justice, saying the office “concluded it would not reach a determination — one way or the other — about whether the President committed a crime.”

“Nancy Pelosi, I call her ‘Nervous Nancy,’ Nancy Pelosi doesn’t talk about it,” the president said. “Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK? She’s a disaster. And let her do what she wants. You know what? I think they’re in big trouble.”

Pelosi, who was also in Normandy for the D-Day commemoration, declined to respond.

“I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country,” she told CNN’s Jim Acosta. “That’s my principle.”

In a closed-door meeting with House Democratic leaders on Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler reportedly pressed Pelosi on launching impeachment proceedings against Trump.

According to Politico, Pelosi stood firm, saying, “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

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