House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once again appeared to be caught in a time warp when she referred to President Donald Trump as “President Bush.” In an interview with KTVU television news on Wednesday, Pelosi spoke about Republican tax reform proposals. “Everything we have seen so far with the president has been about tax cuts for the rich,” she said. “In fact, affecting California very directly, is the Affordable Care Act. President, uh, uh, Bush has come out against that as you know.” She did not correct the error.
In June, during a press conference, Pelosi also spoke of Trump as “President Bush.” When she explained what she considers is Trump’s way of handling people, Pelosi said, “New Yorkers have said to me, those who have had business dealings with him, he operates this way:
“First he tries to charm you. President Bush tries to charm you. If that doesn’t work…”
At that point, a reporter attempted to coach her by saying: “Trump.” Pelosi continued her line of thought, saying, “…he tries to bully you.” Having not taken the hint, Pelosi went on to say, “If that doesn’t work, he walks away from the deal. And if that doesn’t work, he sues you.”
Moments later, one of Pelosi’s aides slipped her a bit of paper. At that point, she corrected her remarks.
Back in May, Pelosi also referred to George W. Bush as the current occupant of the White House. When she spoke of her debates with republicans about abortion, she said, “For decades I’ve served in Congress and for decades I’ve had to fight the Republicans’ opposition to birth control, contraception and family planning. They do not believe in it.” Speaking at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, she said, “And a lot of those people voted for George— for, what’s his name?” she asked, apparently struggling to remember President Trump’s name.
“The president of the United States,” Pelosi said. “I’ll honor the position.”
On “This Week,” Pelosi mistakenly referred to Trump as “President Bush.” In the April broadcast, she corrected herself and then said as she looked into the sky, “I’m so sorry, President Bush,”and added, “I never thought I would pray for the day that you were president again.”
Previously, during a press conference in February, Pelosi said “We’ve seen nothing where we can where — where I can work with President Bush on…” At that moment, leftist Democrat Maxine Waters of California appeared to be disconcerted. Waters turned to a colleague and muttered. “I’m disappointed because I thought there might be some interest because of what he said in the campaign. It turned out to be not true, a hoax and really dangerous to economic stability of America’s working families,” Pelosi said. She did not correct herself.