In a shockingly tasteless and out-of-touch moment, even for her, Nancy Pelosi had a “deplorable” moment of her own when she casually slandered half of the country, saying that support for Trump is a “cancerous situation” in America and that they don’t care about basic values or human decency.
That came during an interview with Bloomberg Television, in which the richly adorned and aging member of Congress showed how out of touch she is with a horrendous and vicious attack on former President Donald Trump and his supporters, essentially arguing that they are awful people for their views. The interview was conducted by Bloomberg report Francine Lacqua and occurred in Venice, Italy.
Beginning, Rep. Pelosi claimed to have been a steady opponent of Trump, saying, “I didn’t stand up to him many times. I stood up to him once. It lasted a very long time.” Then, emphasizing why, Rep. Pelosi seemingly tried to characterize the former president as a tin-pot dictator, saying, “So he was clever — undermine the press, undermine the rule of law, ‘I’m above the law.’ So seeing the length to which he will go, of course, is more frightening. He’s a threat to our democracy, but we intend to win.”
Pelosi also refused to admit that Trump is wildly popular with many voters. When Lacqua, commenting on the former president’s base of support, noted that Trump is “so popular with the voters,” Rep. Pelosi shot back, “Well, he’s popular with his group.”
That led into Pelosi’s vicious attack on Trump supporters, characterizing them as terrible people. She said, “It’s interesting to see how there’s a certain element of the population who would just go for him.” She added, “They’re people we would probably never get. They don’t share our values in terms of respect for the dignity and worth of every person and the rest.”
She then went on to describe Trump as a cancer, saying, “So hopefully, as soon as we get through this, shall we say, cancerous situation that we’re in — the malignancy of Trump — they will emerge in a strong way with the leadership that I know is there in the Republican Party. Not necessarily in the Congress, but in the country.”
Pelosi’s slanderous attack on Trump supports was similar in its haughty, self-superior tone to Hillary Clinton’s infamous “basket of deplorables” comment. That came in 2016, when she said, “I know there are only 60 days left to make our case — and don’t get complacent, don’t see the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment and think well he’s done this time. We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people — now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive hateful mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.”
Watch her here:
Nancy Pelosi casually insults half the country.pic.twitter.com/Arz7Cu1Xsd
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 1, 2023
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