In an interview on Sunday (November 13), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) told ABC News’ “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that former President Donald Trump mounting a 2024 White House bid would be “bad news for the country.”
Pelosi’s comments come days before Trump is expected to announce his bid on Tuesday (November 15).
The House Speaker made her assessment of a Trump announcement when Stephanopoulos queried whether a Trump 2024 bid would be “good news” for Democrats.
Pelosi responded that she believed it would be “bad news for the country,” elaborating that Trump had “undermined” election integrity, failed to honor his oath of office, and “encouraged… strange kind of people to run for office.”
She then concluded by sharing her belief that since Trump hadn’t been a “force for good,” she doubted a 2024 bid would be a “force for good” in the U.S.
Pelosi also called out Republicans, saying that the parties were vastly different and pointing out that Republicans don’t “support science” nor “governance.”
The House Speaker listed grievances like the GOP’s “disregard” for the climate and their failure to “honor what science tells us in terms of the planet… [and] health care.”
During the interview, Pelosi expressed her support for President Joe Biden should he choose to run again. She called Biden a “great president for our country” and touted his accomplishments, like adding 10 million jobs.
Republicans are also concerned about the ramifications of Trump announcing a 2024 bid on Tuesday, as they worry it could negatively affect the Georgia runoffs and the party’s 2024 chances as more candidates will mount early campaigns.