By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
U.S. Rep., House Minority Leader and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) predicted that there’s no way Trump will win the Presidency during an appearance on the ‘Recode’ podcast.
After the host, Kara Swisher, pointed out that Trump has so far beaten the odds to become the presumptive Republican nominee, Pelosi was still not convinced. “Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States,” said Pelosi. “Take it to the bank, I guarantee it.”
She added that Trump was a “here today, gone tomorrow” presidential candidate. Pelosi, who is supporting Hillary, continued to say, “our next president, whoever she may be.”
Pelosi also said that she is urging her Republican friends to "take back your party." Responding to the idea that Trump uses social media more effectively than other politicians, Pelosi blamed “ratings-hungry” media outlets for amplifying his visibility. "Social media has democratized elections even further," she added. "People hear things that may or may not be true, but nonetheless, the democratization of communication is good for a democracy."
The former House Speaker is not the only person saying that there’s no way Trump will be president. Actor George Clooney also came out strongly opposed to the presumptive nominee while speaking at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 12, 2016
"There's not going to be a President Donald Trump," Clooney said. The comment was followed by applause from the international journalists in attendance. "That's not going to happen," said Clooney. "Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We're not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We're not actually afraid of anything. We're not going to use fear. So that's not going to be an issue."
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