WATCH: Pelosi Chastises Reporters For Failing To Sell Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill Better

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addresses reporters during her weekly press conference on Thursday, January 17, 2019 to discuss the shutdown due to President Trump's demand for border security funding including a wall.

In a press conference held this past Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the current Speaker of the House, chastised reporters as part of a press conference for not being more effective at their supposed job of selling the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill for the Democrats in order to further her plans.

These remarks from Pelosi crop up in response to one reporter informing her that a new poll discovered that a mere 10% of Americans knew in detail about what was inside the bill and that the majority of people had no clue about anything concerning the bill.

“So, do you think you need to do a better job at messaging?” asked the reporter of Pelosi. “And going forward, how do you sell this if ultimately–”

“Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you, because every time I come here, I go through the list, family medical leave, climate, the issues that are in there, but it is true, it is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package,” Pelosi snapped back at the reporter, interrupting their comment. “But as we narrow it down and put it out there, I think that it will and for example, one of the things in the bill is the continuation of the Biden tax credit. That is child tax credit that is in the rescue package that has great appeal. Do people know where it springs from? No, but it is a vast bill. It has a lot in it. And we will have to continue to make sure the public does, but whether they know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it. And by the way, women much more than men.”

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Transcript:

REPORTER: Our latest CBS News poll shows that only about 10% of Americans describe themselves as knowing a lot of specific things that are in the reconciliation package and that the majority don’t know anything at all. So, do you think you need to do a better job at messaging? And going forward, how do you sell this if ultimately–

NANCY PELOSI, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you, because every time I come here, I go through the list, family medical leave, climate, the issues that are in there, but it is true, it is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package. But as we narrow it down and put it out there, I think that it will and for example, one of the things in the bill is the continuation of the Biden tax credit. That is child tax credit that is in the rescue package that has great appeal. Do people know where it springs from? No, but it is a vast bill. It has a lot in it. And we will have to continue to make sure the public does, but whether they know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it. And by the way, women much more than men.

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