Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter on Her Mother Negotiating With President Trump: ‘She’ll Cut Your Head Off and You Won’t Even Know You’re Bleeding’

CNN anchors laughed as Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), responded to a question on the cable network’s New Day program Wednesday morning about how her mother would negotiate with President Donald by using shocking Mafioso-like language, “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding. That’s all you need to know about her.”

Screen image of CNN anchors Alisyn Camerota and John Berman laughing as Alexandra Pelosi says her mother, Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi, “(will) cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.”

Transcript via CNN:

BERMAN: I love, Alexandra, how you sat here patiently and waited as we spoke about the incoming speaker of the House, who happens to be one of the people who raised you. But if you can tell us what Speaker Pelosi thinks about —

PELOSI: John, we had known you for two decades. Do you think I’m going to come on CNN and talk about my mother? Is that who you think I am?

BERMAN: I’m asking you, you are a fantastic political reporter. How does she approach meetings with President Trump, A? And, B, just what are your feelings about this person who you know quite well becoming speaker of the House for a second time?

PELOSI: She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding. That’s all you need to know about her.


PELOSI: No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi. She’s persevered. You have to give her credit. No matter what you think offer, you have to give her credit, because, think about it, think about all those presidents she’s endured, right? The Bush, the Bush, the Clinton. She’s been through it all. So she’s been around.

[08:15:01] This is not her first rodeo, as your friend George Bush would say.

So, she knows what she’s doing. So, that should make you sleep at night knowing that at least somebody in this town knows what they’re doing.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: How do you feel, given that this person whom you said will cut off your neck and you wouldn’t even know you’re bleeding, will be the speaker of the House for a second time tomorrow?

PELOSI: Well, I think it says a lot about if you look out into the crowd who you are going to see in that crowd. It’s not just her, think about those women you’re going to see. It’s going to be — you know, when Nancy Pelosi came to town, it was a boy’s club. That was 30 years ago, a boy’s club.

Look around tomorrow. It will be a whole new America. You are going to see something so magical that you have not seen before. I know Trump gets all the attention and his wall.

But if you think about it, when you think about how this country is changing fundamentally, when you look at who is representing us, it is going to be a beautiful menagerie — is that a real word?


PELOSI: It is going to be a beautiful America. My 12-year-old would be proud. I got that off the twelve words every middle schooler should know.

It’s going to be a beautiful America and I think we should all be proud of that, and we should just take one moment to exhale and say we should be proud of ourselves because we have a beautiful-looking Congress.

CAMEROTA: All right. Alexandra, Errol, McKay, thank you all very much for the reporting and the insights.



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