Pelosi: I could be ‘helpful’ to Trump

Pelosi: I could be ‘helpful’ to Trump
© Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says in a new interview that she thinks she could help President Trump in some ways.

"I could be helpful to him," Pelosi told The New York Times.

She said she could help address some of the Republicans' concerns about the Affordable Care Act if the GOP would stop trying to repeal former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcAuliffe holds slim lead over Youngkin in Fox News poll Biden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Congress is hell-bent on a spooky spending spree  MORE's signature healthcare legislation.

"We're not here to obstruct him," she said.

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide, told the Times that Trump thought Pelosi "was a very tough leader."

"He respected her," Nunberg said. "He thought that she got a lot over on [President George W.] Bush those last couple years."


During a whip meeting last week, Pelosi said, "We have a very clear responsibility to take our shots very carefully," an aide in the room said, according to the Times.

Pelosi in an interview over the weekend pushed back against the idea that the Democratic Party is in disarray but noted its message has not reached voters.

"The Democratic Party is unified," the California Democrat told ABC's "This Week."

"I would say, my only critique of the Democrats: We have walked the walk, but we haven't talked the talk."

Last week, congressional Democrats slammed the Trump's first 100 days in office, giving him an F on a number of issues.

"The grades are coming due for President Trump after a starkly dismal first 100 days. Budget: F. Creating jobs: F. Draining the swamp: F. Healthcare: F-minus," Pelosi told reporters during a press conference on Friday. 

Pelosi later said Trump had helped Democrats by being "one of the best organizers the Democratic Party has ever had."