Pelosi: Wanting A Wall Is About The President Being A Man

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the reason President Donald Trump wants a wall on the U.S. southern border is “like a manhood issue.”

Pelosi criticized the border wall and Trump’s stance on immigration at a Harvard University Institute of Politics talk, according to The Washington Post.

“It’s immoral, expensive, ineffective and not something people do between countries,” she said. “In any event, it happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, and I’m not interested in that.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) is joined by Democratic members of the House of Representatives to rally support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the Rayburn Room in the U.S. Capitol September 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. A university professor in California, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party when they were in high school in 1982. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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The comments come as Pelosi has previously said she thinks she’ll be the next speaker of the House, despite Democratic Reps. Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Filemon Vela of Texas and Tim Ryan of Ohio, who have all called for Pelosi to relinquish her leadership role. (RELATED: McCarthy Sends Out Warning Message On Pelosi Becoming Speaker: ‘Should Scare All Americans’)

She also said opportunities for Democrats to compromise with the president on the border wall would be impossible, according to WaPo.

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