Pelosi: “Tolerance Is a Condescending Word,” Too

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 17, 2019 | 12:05 PM EDT

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Screenshot)

A day after she declared that “merit” is “a condescending word,” House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi decreed that “tolerance” is also a condescending term.

In a Friday tweet touting her Equality Act bill, which critics say threatens Americans’ religious freedom and conscience rights, Pelosi said that, since “tolerance” is condescending, Americans should express “pride” in in the nation’s Lesbians, Gays, Transsexual, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities:

“For too long, conversations surrounding America’s LGBTQ community have focused on “tolerance.” But tolerance is a condescending word. As we pass the #EqualityAct today, we take pride in this community and all they have & will achieve.”

As reported, on Thursday, Pelosi called “merit” a condescending word, as she criticized President Donald Trump’s “merit-based” immigration plan:

"Merit," the word President Trump has used in connection with immigration, "is really a condescending word," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday.

She spoke a few hours before the president was scheduled to outline "his "merit-based" immigration plan, which would give preference to well-educated people with job skills.


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