House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accidentally let fly with a reference to ‘Christmas’ and quickly walked it back by correcting herself to say ‘holiday’ instead.
Pelosi was discussing she and Chuck Schumer’s meeting with President Trump earlier in the day, in which the President egged the Democrat duo on into having a debate about funding the border wall in front of television cameras.
During the extremely intense clash, originally closed to the press but opened wide when the White House pool was invited into the Oval Office, the President conveyed once again that he would have no problem shutting the federal government down if he is not granted the funds for his proposed border wall.
Trump is requesting $5 billion, while the Democrats are only willing to part with $1.3 billion.
“I am proud to shut down the government over border security,” Trump declared. “I will take the mantle.”
Shortly thereafter, Pelosi described the shutdown as a “Christmas present … a holiday present … to the American people.”
Pelosi corrects herself, says “holiday present” after first saying “Christmas present” pic.twitter.com/MawWBcxxh8
— Jeff Cimmino (@jeffcimmino) December 11, 2018
Not Sure Who She’s Pandering to Here
While it’s clear that Pelosi is pandering to her anti-religion, atheist leftist base, we’re not quite sure why. It’s not like she’s never said the word Christmas before.
“Should, unfortunately, the president choose to shut down the government, so that we have a Trump shut down as a Christmas present, a holiday present, to the American people,” Pelosi said outside the White House. “I told the president that the new House of Representatives when it convenes will pass what Mr. Schumer suggested here.”
In 2009, she described Obamacare legislation, the same legislation which she said she wouldn’t read until after it was passed, as a “Christmas present to the American people.”
Not only that, but she’s wished Americans a Merry Christmas, an actual reference to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, in the past without much trouble.
Merry Christmas! This time of year always allows us a truly special time to reflect on the miraculous blessings of family, community and Country. I wish you all the very best during this Holiday Season. pic.twitter.com/wWdNqLT5AB
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 25, 2017
Pelosi Missed the Memo
President Trump promised Americans that we could go ahead and say ‘Merry Christmas’ again now that the PC liberals weren’t running the White House. Not the other way around.
People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2017
“We’re going to start saying Merry Christmas again,” Trump predicted at a rally in Michigan in 2016.
“I will assault that,” the President said in another interview. “I will go so strongly against so many of the things, when they take away the word Christmas.”
Maybe Pelosi is under the impression that with Democrats winning the House in the midterms, she has to go back to placating mindless liberals. Trump’s still President, Ms. Pelosi. It’s still okay to say ‘Christmas.’
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