In a new interview with “Variety” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refers to President Trump as “the most dangerous person in the history of our country.”
Pelosi also told Variety “I have real problems with this president because he doesn’t tell the truth, he doesn’t honor the Constitution and he’s harming children. My whole message is about children. Anybody who hurts children — I’m a lioness. Watch out.”
“We have the most dangerous person in the history of our country sitting in the White House,” Pelosi says.
“That’s different from what happened in 2016. People thought Hillary would win so they didn’t all turn out. Nobody could possibly think that somebody like Donald Trump could be elected president of the United States. But if you don’t turn out, those who do turn out will call the shots.”
Pelosi’s formidable power — as speaker she is second in line to the presidency — is broader than her battles with Trump. She is a beloved figure among many Democrats for her role as a pioneer and strategist in pushing the party forward.
“She stands alone in terms of Democratic, practical, principled, effective leadership,” says Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s liberal-leaning “The Rachel Maddow Show.” “She is just an incredibly, incredibly effective, principled politician who has a track record that you’d stack up against anybody else in Democratic Party politics over the past 50 years.”