May 31, 2017
For at least the third time, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the current president as George W. Bush.
Talking about her battles with Republicans over abortion, Pelosi 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,” Pelosi declared at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “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,” she said. “I’ll honor the position.”
During an April appearance on “This Week” today, Pelosi mistakenly called President Trump “President Bush.”
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“I’m so sorry, President Bush,” Pelosi said, correcting herself, and looking to the sky. “I never thought I would pray for the day that you were president again.”
During a press conference in February, Nancy Pelosi again thought George W. Bush was still the president.
“We’ve seen nothing where we can where — where I can work with President Bush on…” Pelosi said as Maxine Waters’ face dropped and she muttered to her colleagues.
“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.
That time, Pelosi didn’t correct herself.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:16 am