Rep. Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to making statements that later come back to bite her (and her party), but her recent gem when she called the extra $1000 families are receiving from President Trump’s tax cuts “crumbs,” got her in trouble internally.
Politics aside, the statement was extremely dumb and inaccurate. As someone else in government said, “You know what we call an extra $1000? Christmas.”
Fox News Insider reports:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seems to be changing her tune on President Trump’s tax cuts after taking criticism from both parties for her “crumbs” comment.
The House minority leader was widely ridiculed by Republicans and even called out by some of her fellow Democrats for saying in January that bonuses given to workers were mere “crumbs.”
“Certainly we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses. But it is incredibly telling that companies by-and-large chose to give out one-time bonuses, and not long-term raises,” Pelosi tweeted.
Certainly we are thankful whenever workers get bonuses. But it is *incredibly* telling that companies by-and-large chose to give out one-time bonuses, and not long term raises. #GOPTaxScam
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 8, 2018
She told reporters Thursday that “we love when people get a bonus [or] a raise,” but said “something is wrong” if the tax bill was passed to benefit the top one percent of Americans over working families.
Ed Henry noted on “Fox & Friends” that Pelosi is in the “hall of fame” when it comes to questionable rhetoric, recalling when she said Congress would have to “pass ObamaCare so we can find out what’s in it.”
Pelosi also said the Republicans’ tax cuts would be Armageddon and warned last summer that “hundreds of thousands of people will die” if the GOP health care bill was passed.
Speaking in West Virginia last month, Trump likened Pelosi’s comment about “crumbs” to Hillary Clinton insulting his supporters as “deplorables” during the 2016 campaign.
“People are getting 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 dollars. That’s not crumbs. That’s a lot of money,” he said
Watch the segment above.