House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to be living in the past. Despite that fact that there hasn’t been a Bush in the White House since George W. Bush left office in 2008, Pelosi continues to believe he’s still the commander in chief.
At least five times since Donald Trump was inaugurated, Pelosi has referred to him as “George Bush,” leaving some to wonder if she’s doing it purposely, if she has a medical condition, or if she’s simply confused.
On Wednesday, Pelosi sat for an interview with KTVU. She said that the president has been focused on “tax cuts for the rich” and that “President, uh, uh, Bush” has come out against the Affordable Care Act. According to a tweet from The Hill, Pelosi apologized to President Bush for the blunder.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 12, 2017
This is the fifth time Pelosi has made the exact same mistake. During each instance, she’s referring to President Donald Trump. The other times were:
- At a June weekly press conference, she said, “First he tries to charm you. President Bush tries to charm you. If that doesn’t work…”
- In May, she was discussing her battles with Republicans over abortion when she said, “They do not believe in it. And a lot of those people voted for George— for, what’s his name?” When she couldn’t remember President Trump’s name, she substituted, “The president of the United States. I’ll honor the position.”
- In an April TV appearance, Pelosi made the mistake of referring to President Trump as “President Bush,” then said, “I’m so sorry, President Bush. I never thought I would pray for the day that you were president again.”
- During a February news conference, Pelosi said, “We’ve seen nothing where [Democrats] can, where — where I can work with President Bush on…”
On Twitter, users suggested a mental disease may be at fault, writing: “DEMENTIA SETS IN.” Others seem concerned about the same thing, and wonder if such a condition is being seriously considered and if family is stepping in.
DEMENTIA SETS IN
Nancy Pelosi refers to Trump as ‘President Bush’ for the 5th time. She’s lost it. pic.twitter.com/NW0LE5WP8J
— TRUMP 24/7 (@MichaelDelauzon) July 12, 2017
This far gone person is living in another world,she needs medical help. No politics she is in need of a full examination,Family not helping?
— Quicks (@quickslanding) July 12, 2017
She’s done this a million times now — yet people still dismiss out of hand any questions on her mental health condition
— Jaqen H’ghar (@TundeOlusa) July 12, 2017
Another simply blamed “liberalism,” calling that its own “mental disorder.”
Her elevator hasn’t reached the top floors in decades. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder!
— J B (@mrogre49) July 12, 2017
Below are the other times when Pelosi has had a memory lapse about who the current President is:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 30, 2017
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