Pelosi’s ‘Crumbs’ Comment in Context

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence ridiculed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for likening $1,000 bonuses paid to some employees as a result of the GOP tax cuts to “crumbs.”

Pelosi says the “crumbs” comment was comparing what workers got in the Republican tax bill to the rewards reaped by “corporate America.”

As this comment seems likely to come up a lot in the 2018 midterm campaigns — there’s already at least one political ad featuring it —  we’re providing the fuller context of Pelosi’s “crumbs” remarks. She does compare the bonuses to what “corporate America received.” Readers can decide for themselves whether the comment is appropriate.

First, here’s how the president and vice president characterized Pelosi’s words.

Speaking at a on Jan. 31, Pence first joked that he comes from the “Joseph A. Bank wing of the West Wing,”

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