House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claims to be a devout Catholic and leans heavily upon her religious identification whenever it’s convenient — especially in her rhetoric in regard to Donald Trump.
However, Pelosi may have taken it too far when she bashed Catholic Trump supporters just before his appearance at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday.
Pelosi told liberal nun activist, Sister Simone Campbell, that she was “dismayed” that Trump was invited to speak at the event, and appeared to question the authenticity of the event organizers’ faith.
“What would Christ do? We always say that,” Pelosi said. “Well, there’s a big difference between what Christ would do and what they’re honoring this morning.”
Campbell chimed in, attacking NCPB backers as well, saying that “they have President Trump who really doesn’t have a sense of religion or religious values addressing the breakfast. This appears to be a crass political move.”
President Trump was invited to speak at the NCPB due to his strong record of protecting freedom of religious expression and prioritizing protections for unborn lives — traditionally Catholic values that Pelosi and her ilk repudiate on a regular basis.
Pelosi’s disgust of Conservative Catholics illustrates the rising polarization among Catholic voters, which are a pivotal demographic in the upcoming election.
Liberal Catholics prefer to attack Trump and the GOP’s stance on healthcare and social justice, while Conservative Catholics tend to highlight Trump’s pro-life record. Catholics are sharply divided heading into the 2020 election, and Pelosi’s attack is certain to only further the chasm.