Pelosi Mischaracterizes Trump ‘Bloodbath’ Comment

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) described former President Donald Trump’s comments in which he used the term “bloodbath” to be a call for violence, despite the wider context of the video.

During a CNN interview this weekend, Pelosi said that Democrats “just have to win this election because he‘s even predicting a bloodbath. What does that mean? He‘s going to exact a bloodbath?”

“There‘s something wrong here,” said Pelosi. “How – respectful I am of the American people and their goodness – but how much more do they have to see from him to understand that this isn‘t what our country is about?”

“Praising Hitler, praising the Russians. Honestly. Condemning our soldiers for losing, or dying in war or being captured in war,” she said.

Trump made the comment during a rally last week. He was discussing the manufacture of electric vehicles. He said that China is building manufacturing plants in Mexico. He then called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to halt his plan.

The former president said that the Chinese plan was to sell the vehicles to the United States without a tariff due to free trade agreements with Mexico. He said that if China attempted to go through with the plan he would place a 100% tariff on imported cars.

The former president said that his actions would protect American autoworkers, citing his shaking hands with the head of the United Auto Workers (UAW).

“They won’t sell any cars over here,” said Trump on the Chinese plan. He further said that if foreign manufacturers could create plants in the United States they would be “welcome.”

“I saved the steel industry,” he said.

During his comments about car manufacturing, Trump said that if he was not elected in November, there would be a “bloodbath.”

Despite the comments coming during a wider discussion on cars and tariffs, many media sources described the use of the term “bloodbath” in a different context. Reports appear to be focusing on the specific term and not regarding the future of the American autoworking industry.

Just In...

Subscribe to Updates

Dedicated To Fair Reporting On Political And Business News From Across The Country