House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday attacked Trump during her weekly press conference when asked about the former president’s impending 2024 campaign announcement.
“Trump has indicated that he plans to announce a 2024 run in the next month or so, what impact would that have on the midterms? And would it benefit Democrats in your opinion?” a reporter asked Pelosi.
Trump told New York Magazine that he has made up his mind about 2024.
“Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision,” Trump said. “Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision.”
“Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register. Most of these people. And I think that you would actually have a backlash against them if they ran. People want me to run,” Trump added.
A visibly irritated Pelosi lashed out at Trump and spoke down to the reporter.
“Do I ever even mention his name? Would I even waste my time talking about him?” Pelosi queried.
“What I will say is…Democrats have absolutely no intention of losing the House in November, and the Senate, too,” she added.
She added, “We are campaigning on kitchen table issues that affect America’s working families…”
“I don’t speculate on who’s running in 2024 even if it’s the former occasional occupant of the White House,” Pelosi said of Trump.
.@SpeakerPelosi on possible Trump 2024 presidential campaign announcement soon: “Do I ever even mention his name? Would I even waste my time talking about him? What I will say is…Democrats have absolutely no intention of losing the House in November, and the Senate, too.” pic.twitter.com/GWjhdN8nA4
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