President Donald Trump went out of in own way to do something you don’t normally get from him, president Trump actually came to the defence of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, one of his chief political rivals, after Pelosi has faced criticism from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and others in the far-left wing of the party.
The President was addressing the recent conflict between the Democratic establishment and the progressive wing, which resulted in Ocasio-Cortez accusing Pelosi of singling out “newly-elected women of color.”
President Trump said, – “I’ll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do, she is not a racist, okay?” “She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.
Trump continued, “I don’t think Nancy can let that go on. A group of people that came…I don’t know where they came from,” Trump continued.
For the record, despite the strong implication of racism in her comment to the Washington Post, Ocasio-Cortez has since said that she does not believe Pelosi is racist, according to CNN.
Although Trump called Ocasio-Cortez’s words to Pelosi “very disrespectful,” respect is not how one would classify the president’s typical way of speaking about the Democratic leader. Trump has called Pelosi “nasty,” “horrible,” “a mess,” and “crazy,” in recent months.
President Trump also have some words for another new progressive Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who is closely allied with Ocasio-Cortez.
President Trump also said, “If one-half of the things they’re saying about her are true, she shouldn’t even be in office.”
Ilhan Omar responded with an “I know you are, but what am I”-style response by saying “If one-tenth of what they say about you is true, you shouldn’t be in office…next.”