Every time Nancy Pelosi talks about tax reform, she reinforces the fact that she and her party are out of touch with average Americans. She has repeatedly used the word “crumbs” to describe the money people are getting in bonuses and pay raises. Now, one Democrat donor is telling her to knock it off.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Tom Steyer: Nancy Pelosi ‘disparaged’ Americans’ tax savings with ‘crumbs’ line
Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer on Saturday urged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to stop referring to savings from the GOP tax plan as “crumbs.”
“Nancy was making a point that was true, but she said it in a way that disparaged the amount of money that they were getting,” Steyer said during an appearance at the California Democratic Party convention.
The now infamous line by Pelosi – that the bonuses given to American workers because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are “crumbs” – has since been used in several Republican fundraising ads to cast the Democratic Party as out of touch with middle-class Americans…
“I think she probably wouldn’t use that word again because they’re trying to use it against her,” Steyer said, adding that Pelosi’s political opponents will turn her crumbs gaffe around “to make it look like she’s insensitive.”
She has already done a lot of damage. Even if she stops talking now, people know what she thinks.