House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continued slamming the Republican tax bill in a bizarre talk as she doubled down on her infamous “crumbs” comment.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the California Democrat faltered in her speech multiple times, while sometimes over dramatically attempting to denounce President Trump and the GOP tax bill which resulted in bonuses for Americans that Pelosi likened to just “crumbs.”
Referring to the USDA as the “Department of Education,” Pelosi caught herself and corrected it to say “Agriculture” before moving on.
“Hungry families,” she said, repeating “hungry families” again softly.
“Cuts $214 billion from food stamps. The president’s going to give them a box of processed food,” she said, again quietly repeating, “box of processed food.”
The 77-year-old lawmaker mentioned a “black cloud” and declared the tax cut “is everything” to Republicans. “It’s in their DNA,” she went on inexplicably, She denounced the “tax cuts at the high end, a banquet for everyone up here” before lowering her voice and adding dramatically, “crumbs for people down here.”
President Trump mocked the House Democratic Leader at a speech in Ohio earlier this month.
“Nancy Pelosi again said that’s ‘crumbs’,” Trump said to employees at a hydraulic equipment factory in Blue Ash. “Well, she’s a rich woman who lives in a big, beautiful house in California who wants to give all of your money away.”
The president joked that Pelosi was Republicans’ “secret weapon” in the mid-term elections.
“She’s our secret weapon. I just hope they [Democrats] don’t change her. She’s really out there,” Trump said. “And I’m supposed to make a deal with her?”
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