At first glance, a headline like this likely engenders a bit of outrage, that is until one recognizes why President Trump would ever offer support for Nancy Pelosi.
But in explaining his logic, he quipped, “It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans’ if Nancy Pelosi steps down.”
That’s a fact because under Pelosi, Democrats continue to have a dismal record of failure and continue to embolden Republicans, rallying them behind Trump.
Without a failed leader like Pelosi — demonstrated most recently in the Georgia special election — the GOP would have a tougher road ahead of them.
Here’s more from CNBC…
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an “extraordinary record against her.”
“It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did,” Trump said.
The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi to step down in the wake of special election losses this year, including a high-profile race in Georgia on Tuesday.
Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race for the Georgia seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, dashing Democratic hopes to pull off an upset in the runup to the 2018 midterm elections.
The two campaigns and outside groups supporting and opposing the candidates shelled out at least $36 million, including more than $22 million from Ossoff’s campaign.
Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she’s confident she has the support in her caucus.