Pelosi: Trump engages in racism 'constantly'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it 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 WatersBipartisan housing finance reform on the road less taken Manufacturing group leads coalition to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank Democrats' impeachment message leads to plenty of head-scratching 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.