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Pelosi: Trump engages in racism 'constantly'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiUS economy hurtles toward 'COVID cliff' with programs set to expire Democrats gear up for last oversight showdown with Trump Divided citizenry and government — a call to action for common ground MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump 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 WatersOn The Money: Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | JPMorgan: Economy will shrink in first quarter due to COVID-19 spike Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed Maxine Waters says Biden win is 'dawn of a new progressive America' 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.