House speaker Nancy Pelosi stated during an interview with CBS News anchor Gayle King that she does not believe Democratic nominee Joe Biden should debate President Donald Trump, accusing Trump of having “no fidelity” to the U.S constitution, facts or truth.
Pelosi also stated that while she believes Biden will perform well against Trump, despite claims of cognitive decline from numerous outlets, that the president’s comments make him a “danger to our democracy.”
“Trump and his henchman are a danger—with their comments—are a danger to our democracy. So I don’t want to give him—why bother? He doesn’t tell the truth, he isn’t committed to our Constitution,” Pelosi said to King, who pushed back against Pelosi’s statements.
The House speaker has previously rejected the idea of the Democratic nominee debating president Trump in a debate, stating in August during her weekly conference that Biden should avoid attempts to “legitimize” Donald Trump.
“But Speaker Pelosi, that’s what people say is the problem: Your language is, to some, is just as egregious as what they’re saying. By calling the president’s people ‘henchman,’ some could say, that’s just as insulting as what he’s saying about you,” said King.