Trump’s Silence Raises Big Concerns

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Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA.) husband was attacked early Friday (October 28) morning, former President Donald Trump hasn’t come forward to condemn the attacks despite fellow Republicans condemning it.

Trump had also been active on Truth Social within the 24 hours following the attack but hadn’t acknowledged the incident that sent Paul Pelosi to the hospital.

The attack on Paul Pelosi happened early Friday morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., at the Pelosis’ San Francisco home. An intruder looking for the House Speaker had broken into the home before the two men got into a tussle, where the intruder was able to get a hold of a hammer, assaulting Pelosi with it.

A spokesman for the Speaker, Drew Hammill, revealed Paul Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a fractured skull and injuries to his hand and arm. The Speaker’s husband is expected to make a full recovery.

Although Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud in the 2020 Presidential election has been blamed by Democrats for the increase in political violence, the former President did not mention the attack in any of his nearly half-a-dozen posts published to Truth Social on Friday.

Instead, Trump took to Truth Social on Friday to publish his endorsements and upcoming midterm rallies. He also discussed Brazil’s elections, the death of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the FBI’s investigation into classified documents held at his Mar-a-Lago property.

However, other Republicans condemned the attack within hours of the attack.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) expressed how “horrified and disgusted” he was by the attack.

Former Vice President Mike Pence called the attack an outrage, while House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) revealed he had spoken to the Speaker and was praying for her husband.