House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admitted that “it’s hard” for her to actually speak the words “President Trump” and that she’d “rather have President Bush” in the White House.
Speaking at a discussion hosted by the Commonwealth Club, a moderator noticed that Pelosi frequently refers to “the new president of the United States.”
“I noticed you don’t say President Trump,” the moderator said.
Pelosi replied, “It’s hard. I’m the highest-ranking woman politically in our country to be Speaker of the House,” she continued. “President, Vice President, Speaker of the House — it’s the third highest position. And leader is a very significant position.”
She then says she finds it difficult to say President Trump because he crushed her dream of saying “President Hillary Clinton.”
“One of the things that I was looking forward to [on] election day was when finally there would be a woman who would be the highest ranking woman practically in the world as president of the United States. So it was a blow, I mean, for the country. And so it’s hard because I don’t know, from what I’ve seen, I don’t know how much respect he has for the job.”
Pelosi also was asked if she’d “rather have President Trump or a President Pence” after which she and the audience laughed.
She replied “that’s really up to the Republicans” and then said, “I’d rather have President Bush.” More laughter.
Pelosi went on to say that Vice President Mike Pence is a “sincere, authentic arch-conservative. That’s who he is. God bless him, that’s what he believes, and that’s who he is. I don’t know what President Trump believes, do you?”
She then listed examples of what she said have been Trump’s rejections of “his own [campaign] promises.”
Pelosi finds it hard to say a lot of things that make sense to intelligent American voters, but apparently she’s good at bullsh*tting her constituents, because she keeps getting elected.