WATCH: College Student Confronts Pelosi for Calling Tax Cut Benefits 'Crumbs'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is still getting backlash over her infamous "crumbs" remark.
In January, Pelosi was widely criticized for saying that the savings from the Republican tax cuts and companies' bonuses to workers amount to mere "crumbs" for the middle class.
On Tuesday, a Georgetown University student asked the Democratic leader if she still thought "crumbs" was a good way to describe benefits resulting from the tax law.
"As the son of small business owners, I know that it’s helped my parents hire more employees. It’s helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college," the student said. "Would you still refer to the effects of this tax plan on average Americans as 'crumbs?'"
Pelosi said that the tax plan has "some benefits," but she stood by her comment.
"My statement was really a fuller statement that says while they provide a banquet for the top one percent, they are giving some crumbs to other people," she said.
She noted that 83 percent of the benefits from the tax bill go to the top one percent, 86 million middle class families will pay more taxes in the life of the bill and it adds $2 trillion to the national debt.
"It's wrong. It's wrong for our country," she said. "Put a proposal on the table that promotes growth for our country, creates good-paying jobs and reduces the debt. What they did does not meet that standard at all."
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