Oct 25, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi says Trump is "delusional" for thinking GOP will win the House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called President Trump "delusional" on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday for predicting Republicans will win the majority in the House of Representatives.

Why it matters: It's not clear who is telling Trump the GOP has a shot at winning back the House, but most congressional Republicans privately acknowledge that remaining in the minority is a foregone conclusion, Axios' Alayna Treene reports. The real question is how many seats they lose.

What she's saying: "You keep thinking that Mr. President, you just keep on thinking that," Pelosi said of the prediction Trump made at last Thursday's presidential debate.

  • "Just another example of the delusional statements he made there," she added.
  • "But let me also say we have to win the Senate. So all this discussion of the virus takes us to the importance of this election."

Worth noting: Pelosi confirmed she will seek another term as speaker if her party keeps the House.

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