Friday marked at least the fourth time that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has confused President Trump with former President George W. Bush since Trump was inaugurated in January.
In February, Pelosi claimed that she could not work with “President Bush” on his agenda.
Pelosi appeared on ABC’s “This Week” in late April during which she claimed to pray that former President George W. Bush was in the White House instead of President Trump. Pelosi started to make a remark about Trump and how his priorities were different than the country’s, but accidentally said “President Bush.”
In May, Pelosi referred to Americans who voted for “George—” then caught herself.
During a press briefing on Friday, Pelosi referred to Trump as “President Bush” before being corrected by a reporter and an aide who handed her a note.
“First, he tries to charm you,” Pelosi said of Trump. “President Bush tries to charm you. If that doesn’t work, he tries to bully you. If that doesn’t work, he walks away.”
In an attempt to correct her, a reporter interrupted to say “Trump,” but Pelosi ignored him.
A few minutes later, an aide walked to the podium and handed Pelosi a note, apparently alerting her of the mistake.
“I said President Bush? I’m sorry, I meant to say—it’s hard for me to say it,” Pelosi said, intimating that she did not want to say “President Trump.” “Poor President Bush. I apologize.”
In a Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Pelosi was asked what advice she would give to Trump. She responded by saying that she would tell him to “go to sleep.”
“What I have advised him to do—go to sleep,” Pelosi said. “Get some sleep. Bring yourself to a place where there’s synapses [that] are working. I think there’s something not—more sleep might be a solution for him.”
Perhaps Pelosi should consider her own advice, along with John McCain who experienced his own well-publicized period of confusion Thursday when questioning former FBI Director James Comey during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. McCain blamed it on staying up too late while watching an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.
“I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people’s heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks’ night games,” McCain said in a statement.
According to Twitter, McCain’s questions to Comey were the most-tweeted moment of the nearly 3-hour long hearing.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 9, 2017
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