Pelosi: Trump engages in racism ‘constantly’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump engages in racism “constantly.”
Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” that she believes the president is afraid of her and Rep. Maxine Waters (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.”
“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.”
The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018
“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.”
Democrats, please do not distance yourselves from Nancy Pelosi. She is a wonderful person whose ideas & policies may be bad, but who should definitely be given a 4th chance. She is trying very hard & has every right to take down the Democrat Party if she has veered too far left!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
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.
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