Alexandra Pelosi, one of the daughters of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, revealed that messing with her mother was not a good idea.
During an interview she had with CNN “New Day” on January 2, she revealed that her mother would “cut your head off, and you won’t even know you’re bleeding. That’s all you need to know about her.”
That interview took place 12 days after President Donald Trump announced the government shutdown, his way to demand $5 billion to fund the construction of a border wall between Mexico and the US.
Later, Alexandra pointed out that nobody has ever won a bet against her mother Nancy and that, no matter if people like her or not, they should give her credit because she has “endured” many presidents.
“Think about all those presidents she’s endured, right? The [George H.W.] Bush, the [George W.] Bush, the [Bill] Clinton. She’s been through it all. So, she’s been around. This is not her first rodeo, as your friend George Bush would say,” admitted Alexandra.
After that, she told the show’s host John Berman that her mother knew what she was doing, a fact that should make people sleep at night as there was “somebody in this town” who knows what they are doing.
Speaking of the shutdown, Mick Mulvaney, the White House Chief of Staff and President Donald Trump's top advisor, stated that POTUS was prepared to shut down the government again in a couple of weeks.
During an interview that CBS’ “Face the Nation” had with Mulvaney, the man revealed that Trump was ready to declare another government shutdown even though the last one, which was the longest in history, cost the US billions of dollars.
Mulvaney said that Trump was willing to do “whatever it takes” to secure the border between Mexico and US. Apart from that, the man said that it was a security and humanitarian crisis.
As most people know already, the principal reason Trump declared a government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, and ended on January 25, 2019, was a disagreement on border security between Republicans and Democrats.
Trump has been asking for $5.7 billion towards the construction of a new border wall on the Mexico-US border. Democrats, however, consider that it would be a waste of “taxpayer money” and refused to support the bill.
The shutdown, which was the second to occur during Trump’s presidential term, was the longest in history, with a duration of 35 days. In the end, POTUS reopened the federal government even though he didn’t receive what he was asking for.
During the shutdown, 380,000 workers were furloughed, and 420,000 were required to work even though they didn’t know when they would get paid. Many were forced to find another temporary job, and others protested against Trump’s decision.