House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi believes a sizable portion of President Donald Trump's supporters will eventually turn their backs on him. She is telling party followers that it is just a matter of time.
According to CNN, she made a slightly jocular analogy to the effect, comparing the Republican president to a "jerk" a girlfriend might be dating.
"The way I told my members: It's like telling your friend the guy she's dating is a jerk. You can't tell her that. She has to find out for herself. You can give her clues and then eventually one thing will lead to another, she'll come to her conclusion.
"But if you tell her right up front, you'll lose a friend. So we're not interested in losing any friends. Let them find out," Pelosi explaining during statements she made to members of the media in her congressional office suite on Feb. 28.
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"They made a judgment and they're not willing to walk away from their own judgment," she said.
Matt Gorman, a representative of the National Republican Congressional Committee, slammed Pelosi for her statement on Feb. 28.
"Leave it to a San Francisco liberal to belittle and condescend to the 63 million voters who called for real change last November," Gorman said. "Pelosi's comments underscore just how hard it'll be for this out-of-touch party to compete across the country in 2018."
During her meeting with reporters, Pelosi also gave her opinion as to why Trump drew a significant percentage of votes cast by educated, white women.
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"White educated women who voted against Hillary? They voted with their husbands on taxes and they always have," Pelosi said.
Clinton received 51 percent of the white educated female vote; Trump received 44 percent.
She further described the first daughter's husband, Jared Kushner, who counsels the president, as somebody completely out of touch with Democrats.
"We went to the meeting when Jared was there -- and he said, 'Is everyone so excited about the change?' And we're like 'What?' I said, 'No, we're so excited about the women's march,'" Pelosi said.
Her comments were reported just when the president called the California Democrat "incompetent" during an interview with "Fox & Friends," Fox News reports.
Trump was responding to Pelosi's statement on ABC's "This Week" that his administration has "done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigration population in our country and make sure Russia maintains its grip on our foreign policy."
When asked about her comment, Trump lambasted the congressional leader and predicted a dim future for her party.
"I've been watching Nancy's tape, and so I think she's incompetent, actually," Trump said. "You know, if you look at what's going on with the Democrats and the party, it's getting smaller and smaller," he said.