In an interview with the newspaper this week, the Democratic leader expressed worry over a scenario where Trump would not accept the election results if he were to lose re-election by a slim margin, the Times reported.
“We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that,” Pelosi told the newspaper Wednesday.
Pelosi told the Times she had worried that Trump would “poison the public mind” and “challenge each of the races” if Democrats didn’t win by an overwhelming majority in 2018.
“We had to win. Imagine if we hadn’t won — oh, don’t even imagine. So, as we go forward, we have to have the same approach,” Pelosi said to the Times.
The White House declined to comment on the record.
In her interview with the Times, Pelosi also warned her party not pursue impeachment against Trump or to alienate voters by moving too far to the left, the Times noted.
“Own the center left, own the mainstream,” she told the Times.