House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has urged the Democratic presidential candidates to be unified to beat President Donald Trump in the November election, saying that any of them “would be a better president.”
In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday Feb. 15, Pelosi said that America cannot withstand the “destruction” President Trump would do if he wins another term.
“I can’t even envision a situation where he would be re-elected. But we are not—we don’t take anything for granted,” Pelosi said.
“As I say, we have to have our own vision for the future. But everybody knows that we must be unified and making sure that he does not have a second term,” the speaker said.
Touting the Democratic Party is “a party of vitality, differences of opinion,” Pelosi encouraged her fellow Democrats that they “have a better vision for America, and we must defeat Donald Trump who does not share a vision that is about unity and unifying the country.”
After nearly 20 Democratic presidential runners have dropped out of their bid, eight candidates continue to battle in the primary race to see who will go on to face President Trump in the general election, according to CNN.
Pelosi, who has not endorsed any candidate, said she believes each Democratic competitor now “would be a better president than the current occupant of the White House.”
Following Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has emerged as an early front-runner in the Democratic race. A survey released on Monday, Feb .16, by Data for Progress pollster also indicated that the Vermont senator holds a 19-point lead in Nevada, the next state to vote in the 2020 presidential nominating contest.