Donald Trump is seizing on what many Republicans believe is an opportunity to foster internal discord with Democrats amid a simmering feud between Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The latest headlines center around comments Pelosi made during a July 6 interview with Maureen Dowd. In a hopelessly tone-deaf remark, the speaker (the most powerful women ever elected to public office in the United States), derided "The Squad" in the most condescending way imaginable, in the process laying bare her own inadequacies as a public servant in the modern era of American politics.
“These people have their public whatever and their Twitter world", Pelosi remarked. "They didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got", she continued, referencing the recently-passed border bill.
"The Squad" is comprised of AOC, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and it goes without saying that Pelosi's remarks played right into their hands. Pelosi's derisive reference to "these people" had clear racial overtones and even if it didn't, referring to the "public whatever" and "their Twitter world" is a laug
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