President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are "so afraid" of women, people of color of members of the LGBTQ community in the midterm elections, according to Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

The House minority leader (D-CA) made the remark during an interview with KQED on Friday after host Scott Shafer asked her if 2018 is going to be another "year of the woman."

“It is," Pelosi said. "We're going to have so many women, and that's why the Republicans are so afraid, and that’s why President Trump is so afraid."


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"He's afraid of all the women, people of color, LGBTQ numbers that will be added to the ranks in the Democratic Party, which is already a majority of women and people of color and LGBTQ. But it's going to be larger numbers, and it frightens them.”

She went on to say the "fate of the nation as we know it" is at stake in the midterm elections.

"This isn't about Democrats or Republicans. It's about who we are as a country," Pelosi said.

"Ronald Reagan said the vital force of America's preeminence in the world is every generation of newcomers coming to America. And when we fail to recognize that, we fail to be the preeminent country in the world."

Watch the full KQED interview below (comments on midterms start around the 8:35 mark).


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