Pelosi: ‘We didn’t win the elections, but we’ve won every fight’

Pelosi: ‘We didn’t win the elections, but we’ve won every fight’
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a new interview that Democrats have been successful in "every fight" since President Trump was elected.

During an interview for The New York Times' podcast "The New Washington," Pelosi explained the reasons she stayed in her role in Congress instead of leaving the government.

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"We’d have a woman president and so there would be a woman not at a seat at the table, but at the head of the table for the world,” she said.

“We wanted to have a woman president,” she continued. “But when we didn’t, then I couldn’t walk away and say, OK, just let all the men have the seats at the table that are making decisions for our country.”

She said she also wanted to protect ObamaCare, which the GOP has so far failed to repeal.

“We didn’t win the elections, but we’ve won every fight,” she said.

“We’ve won every fight on the omnibus spending bill — you know the appropriations bills and the rest. You look at everything, they have no victories!"

Pelosi added that she plans to work with Trump if he is willing.

“The president wants to work together,” she said. “We have a responsibility to find common ground. That’s my view.”

Trump has so far struggled to pass key items of his agenda. Last month, the GOP's latest ObamaCare repeal bill collapsed in the Senate.