Pelosi To Puerto Rico Native: ‘You Came To America’ [VIDEO]

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent

Hillary Clinton doubts that Donald Trump knows Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but maybe she should have been worried about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a gaffe on the House floor Thursday when she said that a Puerto Rico native “came to America” after being born on the island.

House Democrats met to discuss the ongoing Puerto Rico crisis caused Hurricane Maria, and Pelosi contradicted herself when it was her turn to speak.

Taking the podium just after New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who is Puerto Rican, Pelosi asserted, “thank you to your commitment to our entire country and that includes Puerto Rico.”

Pelosi then claimed that Velazquez “came to America” when she moved from Puerto Rico to New York.

“You were born and raised there and came to America to be a stark figure here–you became one of the first women to chair an entire committee in the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi bafflingly said.



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