House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained away the “enthusiasm gap” between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP rival Donald Trump by blaming third-party candidates.
Yeah, that’s it… the nameless and faceless candidates few Americans have even heard of.
CNN host Chris Cuomo asked Pelosi on Friday to explain why Trump is gaining in the polls and why his supporters are more enthusiastic.
“First of all, I think that polls are a reflection of some voters going to the third-party. The third and fourth party. The tightening … that some of these undecideds have gone to that place. Some of the millennials,” Pelosi said.
She added that “fear is a big driver,” before calling Trump a “fear-monger.”
Cuomo pointed out that Trump and many of his supporters see him as a “change agent,” prompting Pelosi to counter that, based solely on the merit of being a woman, Clinton is the ultimate change agent — never mind that she would represent a continuation of the last 8 years under President Barack Obama.
“I think that a woman president of the United States is more of a change agent statement than anything, but I think that it’s really important for us to get around to what that change means in the lives of the American people,” Pelosi said. “People vote to what it means to them.”
Either way, the San Francisco Democrat is confident that Trump will not win in November.
“He’s not going to be president. Let’s be very clear,” Pelosi insisted, adding that her confidence is based on the “faith I have in the American people.”
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