Citing his perceived imperfections and disqualifying attributes, many of President Donald Trump’s most ardent critics have expressed dismay that roughly half the country continues to support him ahead of a prospective second term.
That reaction was on full display during a recent interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who described the level of support for the incumbent president as “really sad,” according to Breitbart.
“It’s a sad situation”
Her startling announcement came on Thursday morning as part of her appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Pelosi responded to a loaded question regarding why she believed a substantial number of voters “thought it was OK” for Trump to remain in the White House, using the opportunity to belittle those very same Americans.
“I don’t think the president has any idea what the truth is,” she claimed, according to Breitbart. “I think that he thinks the truth is what he says, so it’s a sad situation.”
Calling back the prior remark by one of the show’s panelists regarding “how can 46%, or whatever it is, of the American people have thought that was OK for him to be president,” Pelosi started by paying a bit of bipartisan lip service while maintaining an all-out rhetorical assault on the president.
“Many of them took the oath to protect and defend it, and now, all of a sudden, the total disregard that [Trump] has for the Constitution seems to be OK with them,” she said of certain Trump supporters.
“Educated in winning our wars”
Pelosi went on to warn against describing the voting bloc as “not educated,” arguing that they are “educated in winning our wars, raising our families, building our communities and the rest.”
She might believe that writing off Trump voters as “really sad” is a smart move with less than two weeks until an election, but there are plenty of partisan battles much closer to home that she might be better served by addressing.
Most notably, the speaker is receiving bipartisan criticism for her apparent unwillingness to reach a compromise with the White House for a second round of coronavirus stimulus spending.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) has been among the most outspoken within his party in urging her to act.
“We have a moral obligation to do something,” he said in a recent interview, according to Roll Call. “We are the party that stands for the working poor.”