They always say that a good way to judge people in positions of authority by how they treat either subordinates or the subordinates of others.
Case in point, a company I worked for once had an owner that lived about 150 miles away from the location that I worked at. One a week he would fly his Cessna to our location and spend about half the day just going around and talking to people for five or ten minutes.
Sometimes it was about work, sometimes it was about people’s everyday lives. He did this so often that when he noticed that one of the guys wasn’t there one week he found out that his wife had a baby and the next week handed him a check for a couple hundred dollars to help out with the baby…from his personal checkbook.
Then you get people that think that just because they have a higher position technically that they can lord over people and talk down to them. There’s nothing worse in this world than someone that can talk down to someone that actually does instead of remembering that we all the same and it’s only by coincidence that they are in positions of authority.
The fiery exchange between Conway and Pelosi occurred Wednesday, after President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democrats.
Trump was scheduled to meet with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York that day to discuss infrastructure plans, but prior to the meeting, Pelosi claimed Trump “engaged in a cover-up,” which prompted the president to walk out.
Conway explained what happened during the rest of the meeting in a Thursday interview with Fox News.
Pelosi used the meeting to give an “odd” history of infrastructure in the United States, according to Conway.
When Pelosi finished her self-curated history lesson, Conway said she “respectfully” asked the House speaker if she would like to “address some of the specifics the president talked about” regarding infrastructure.
“I talk to the president, I don’t talk to staff,” Conway recalled Pelosi responded.
A senior Trump administration official told CNBC that Pelosi’s exact words were: “I don’t talk to staff. I talk directly to the president.”
And Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, told CNBC that his boss said: “I’m responding to the president, not staff.”
Regardless of what Pelosi’s exact words were, the gist was the same.
“Let’s face it, she’s the sixth-most-rich member of Congress. She treats everybody like they’re her staff,” Conway told Fox.
In 2015, the Center for Responsive Politicsestimated that Pelosi had a net worth of over $100 million, making her the sixth-wealthiest member of the House of Representatives at the time.
More recent estimates rank Pelosi among the 30 wealthiest members of Congress.
“She treats me like I’m either her maid or her driver or her pilot or her makeup artist, and I’m not,” Conway said.
Conway had the perfect response to the extremely wealthy congresswoman.
“And I said to her, ‘how very pro-woman of you,’” Conway said, “because she’s not very pro-woman.”
Liberals, of course, love to tout themselves as the champion of women for their stance on abortion, but Pelosi seems to have treated Conway, a respectable woman, like she was her maid.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Pelosi would not confirm Conway’s story.
“I’m not going to talk about her,” she said.