During an interview on PBS’s “News Hour” Wednesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recalled the same theory she used during the 2004 elections as to why non-educated white men are not voting democrat.
“I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi feels that this may change with Hillary Clinton because of her “economic agenda to create jobs, good-paying jobs, increasing paychecks.”
Although she feels that things have changed since the 2004 election, when anti-marriage equality was a hot topic, she also points out that many people are figuring out that “trickle-down economics” don’t work. “You know, it’s about the economy. It’s not a cliché, it’s a fact.”
“Some of those people were never going to be voting Democratic anyway,” she continued. “But I believe that, with the turnout that we expect to have, we will draw some of them in with our message, and enough other people to win the election.”
When asked about Trump’s chances in California, the San Francisco congresswoman referred to Governor Jerry Brown’s predicament that Clinton will win by as much as 20 points.
“So, Donald Trump is, what? Is making things up when he says he’s going to compete in California?” co-host Gwen Ifill asked.
“Let him think that,” Pelosi said with a smile.