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Trump Defends Pelosi from AOC Attacks: She’s Not a Racist

"I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her," Trump said.

By NTK Staff | 07.12.2019 @11:22am

In a move that surprised some political observers, President Donald Trump defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi outside the White House on Friday.

A simmering feud between Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has dominated headlines this week. Things reached a boiling point when Ocasio-Cortez alleged Pelosi was specifically targeting criticism at “women of color.” The accusation set off a firestorm, with Pelosi’s backers defending her and Ocasio-Cortez backpedaling.

Trump put the political bickering in perspective, however, outside the White House as he departed for a campaign trip to Wisconsin and Ohio.

“I think Cortez is being very disrespectful to somebody who’s been there a long time,” Trump said, referring to the first-term lawmaker.

“I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her,” he continued. “And you know what, I don’t think that Nancy can let that go on.”

Ocasio-Cortez “should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,” he added.

Trump went further, too, arguing that Ocasio-Cortez’s claims about racism were unfounded.

“She is not a racist,” Trump said. “For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”

For her part, Ocasio-Cortez later clarified that she believed Pelosi was “absolutely not” a racist. But those remarks came after a chorus of Hill Democrats came to Pelosi’s defense.

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