Pelosi: Trump engages in racism 'constantly'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiCárdenas starts legal defense fund for sex abuse lawsuit Booming economy, kept promises, making America great — again The Hill's Morning Report — Trump showcases ICE ahead of midterm elections MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE engages in racism “constantly."

Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” that she believes the president is afraid of her and Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump showcases ICE ahead of midterm elections Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems Fire chief demoted for saying Maxine Waters gives the n-word a 'bad name' MORE (D-Calif.), whom he has repeatedly attacked as being a “low IQ” person.

“He’s afraid of the women who are going to be coming into Congress,” Pelosi said. “He talks about [how] there’s no place for racism and then he speaks that way. It’s really disgraceful.”

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“It’s disrespectful to Maxine, to women, of course to minorities,” she added.

Pelosi also referenced Trump’s tweet ahead of the first anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, in which he said he condemns “all types of racism.”

 

 

“He likes to make some statement in his tweet about no place for racism, and engages in it constantly,” she said. “It’s shameful.”

Trump has repeatedly targeted both Pelosi and Waters in tweets and during his rallies.

He mocked the Democratic leader in a tweet Friday, calling her a "wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance."

 

 

Pelosi made the comments on the first anniversary of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Thousands of anti-racism protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sunday as white supremacists planned a second "Unite the Right" rally in the city. The rally attendees were vastly outnumbered by attendees of the counterprotests, and left the event hours early.