“He’s afraid of the women who are going to be coming into Congress,” Pelosi said. “He talks about [how] there’s no place for racism and then he speaks that way. It’s really disgraceful.”
“It’s disrespectful to Maxine, to women, of course to minorities,” she added.
Pelosi also referenced Trump’s tweet ahead of the first anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, in which he said he condemns “all types of racism.”
“He likes to make some statement in his tweet about no place for racism, and engages in it constantly,” she said. “It’s shameful.”
“We’re going backward, and the president with all of his statements is the master of the dog whistle. Everything he has done, whether it’s taking babies out of the arms of their moms, whether it’s issues that relate to health care in our country,” Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Sunday.
“His whole thing is make America white again,” she added. “That’s his thing.”
“Let me remind you that when the Republicans took power when President Obama was president of the United States, what Mitch McConnell said is the most important thing we can do is to make sure he does not succeed,” she said.
“If that wasn’t a racist statement — That is unthinkable. We worked with President Bush although we had our differences. You don’t make a statement to make sure the president doesn’t succeed. Why did he say that? Why did he say that,” Pelosi concluded. “So I think that when you ask that question, you’re attribute ago higher set of values to the speaker and to leader McConnell than is worthy of their actions.”