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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems nostalgic for the good old days under former President George Bush.

Unless she’s having a senior moment where she thinks he is still president.

The California Democrat referred to the 43rd president as one of the best when it came to immigration.

“George W. Bush was one of the best presidents on immigration, in terms of the respect that he has for people and the policy advocated,” she said during an interview with Politico on Friday.

She noted how members of both parties can work together if they can find common ground.

“We have a responsibility to find common ground and I did with Speaker [John] Boehner as well,” Pelosi said.

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“Even though I disagreed with President Bush profoundly on the war in Iraq, and what cold be worse than that?” she recalled, “we worked very much together on so many issues. We passed the biggest energy bill in the history of our country, a stimulus bill relating to refundable tax credits for poor people, a very progressive legislation.”

“We did a number of things together, including the dreaded TARP, which his members abandoned him on,” she added.

The wide-ranging interview covered many topics including Pelosi’s resistance to many of President Trump’s policy proposals and actions since he has taken office, although she declared he has “done nothing” since being sworn in. Pelosi could hardly hide her disdain for the new commander-in-chief as he addressed Congress earlier this week.

The House minority leader has been very vocal in her calls for the resignation of Attorney General Sessions for his contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the election campaign. At a press conference Thursday, Pelosi was adamant that Sessions’ meeting with the envoy was a “day and night” difference from his  predecessor, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton.

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Frieda Powers

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