Pelosi: I Think I Respect The Office Of The Presidency More Than The President Does


In an interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that President Trump is not living up to the basic expectations of his office.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: Is he fit to be president?

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: The American people elected him president, not by the popular vote, but by the electoral college. So I respect the office that he holds.


PELOSI: And I think I respect the office he holds. And I think I respect the office that POTUS holds more than he respects the office that he holds. And I do believe that we must hold him accountable to a high ethical standard, which he has not met. To a level of integrity that he has not met, and respect for governance, science and other imperatives that we have. So this is -- we have a moment. But the fact is at the same time we have to try to find common ground to work with him, whether it's on building the infrastructure of America in a green way, whether it's lowering the cost of prescription drugs. I don't think we can get him to be helpful in terms of cleaner government, but building infrastructure and lowering health care costs maybe are two places where we can work with him.

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