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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made headlines this week, by refusing to say former President Donald Trump’s name out loud during a press briefing.

When asked about the possibility of Trump making a third bid for the White House in 2024, Pelosi promptly hit back.

“Do I ever even mention his name?” the California Democrat asked Thursday. “Would I even waste my time talking about him?”

She even followed up on the point, saying she was not worried about which Republicans will run in 2024, “even if it’s the former occasional occupant of the White House.”

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This isn’t the first time Pelosi has refused to say Trump’s name in interviews.

She “forgot” his name late last year during a CNN interview with Jake Tapper.

“Now mind you, just to remind, when what’s-his-name was president and the Republicans were in power,” Nancy said.

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The disrespect is real. The leaders of today’s Democrat Party are not with us, and that should scare everyone.

When Pelosi addressed the Democrats’ overall chances in 2022, that’s where she became more optimistic.

She added, “What I will say is, and I’ll say this, and I’ve said it again and again. Democrats have absolutely no intention of losing the House in November and the Senate too. We are mobilized, we are fortified, we have great candidates.”

Pelosi also truthfully pointed out that, “our country is at risk. Our democracy is at risk.” She is correct on both counts.

Democratic opposition to our nation’s founding principles is a very real and frightening thing. We cannot afford to risk our country on the likes of Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

November can’t come fast enough.