Nancy Pelosi got her House speaker’s gavel back on Thursday, and she wasted no time in using that symbol of power to whack President Donald Trump with an absurdly wrong accusation of sexism.
But Pelosi’s off-base remarks on the president and gender didn’t sit well with the president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who dismissed the comments as representing “true identity politics.”
In a one-on-one interview Saturday with Fox & Friends co-host Jedidiah Bila, Ms. Trump recounted that her father-in-law has a long history of working well with and promoting women who do a good job, whatever that job might be.
The segment began with a brief clip of Pelosi from a recent “town hall” hosted by NBC during which the speaker insinuated that President Trump is unable to work well with strong women in positions of power.
Asked if she felt she would be dealt with differently as a woman, Pelosi replied: “I have no idea, we’ll see… But I hope he recognizes that a new day has dawned in America.”
She went on to reiterate her claims, saying: “I don’t know if he knows how to deal with women in power and women with strength, but we’ll see.”
“She will see: He’s going to be great.”
Fox’s Bila herself took issue with Pelosi’s remarks, noting that President Trump has “elevated” dozens of women to positions of power within his administration, including Nikki Haley, who served as the face of the Trump administration on the global stage at the United Nations — now replaced by Heather Nauert — and Gina Haspel, who heads the CIA.
President Trump has also appointed Kirstjen Nielsen to oversee the Department of Homeland Security, Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the role of White House press secretary.
After reading off these names, Bila asked Lara Trump for her take on Pelosi’s comments — and the presidential daughter-in-law didn’t hold back.
“First of all, I think it is ridiculous, but it is true identity politics,” Ms. Trump said. “The Democrats really are scared of President Trump because he is doing such a great job, and I think Nancy Pelosi knows that Donald Trump works very well with women.”
Take a look at their full interview:
“He was a businessman in his past,” Lara Trump continued. “He has never cared about your gender or your color. Donald Trump expects results and he sees successes and failures.”
Ms. Trump concluded that Pelosi “knows” that her comments are “ridiculous.”
“That is such a ridiculous comment from Nancy Pelosi, and I think she knows that. He’s gonna work great with the women in Congress, I have no doubt about it, and she will see. She said ‘wait and see,'” Lara Trump noted. “She will see: he’s going to be great.”