NANCY Pelosi has insisted Democrats will take control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in a bold prediction ahead of the election.
The House Speaker boasted a "big victory" with just two weeks to go until the election – but made similar comments before being disastrously wrong in 2016.
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Pelosi however seemed to acknowledge her remarks four years ago as she said "we assume nothing" and described the last election as a "lesson brutally learned".
She said also seemed to accept that things may change between now and the election on November 3 as she said "I can only speak for today".
However, many on social media slammed her predictions as overconfident while rivals Donald Trump and Joe Biden sparred for a final time in another head-to-head debate.
Winning all three would allow the Democrats to have full control of the federal government for the first time in 11 years.
It would allow them hammer through their agenda on police reform, climate change and health care without any meaningful opposition.
Republicans have repeatedly warned a Democrat landslide would be a gateway to allow the "radical left" wing of the party to push through their plans.
The House Speaker made her prediction during an appearance on MSNBC show Andrea Mitchell Reports.
She said: "Today, we would win the White House, the United States Senate, and the House of Representatives.
"But we assume nothing. We put one good day in front of another, no wasted time, no underutilized resources, and no regrets the day after the election that we should have done more, as we experienced in 2016, lesson brutally learned.
"So, I’m optimistic. But, again, I’m optimistic because I know of all the work that will continue."
Pelosi added: "So, I guess I would say — again, from ’16, we all hesitate to make absolute predictions.
"But I would just say, for today, it’s a big victory for the Democrats."
Critics brought up the fact on election night in 2016, she predicted the Democrats would retain the White House, win the Senate and win more seats in the House of Representatives.
While the Democrats won six more seats in the House and two in the Senate, they failed to win either – and of course Trump sensationally defeated Hillary Clinton.
One commenter said: "She predicted Hillary, the Senate, and the House would be Democrat in 2016. So what? She's a real Nostradumb***".
And another added: "Hours before the polls in 2016 she said the same thing…..didn’t turn out so well though."
Others wrote "Hillary also had similar poll numbers and look how that turned out" and "can’t wait to see their faces when they lose all three".
One joked: "She sounds like the group pushing HD-DVD over Blu-ray."
Meanwhile, some did not find her prediction so outlandish – as one wrote: "The problem is the Republicans have a lot of seats up for grab and Democrats have few.
"We need to keep all our seats plus get theirs."
Another added: "I’m a little cautious because two years ago she made a prediction about taking over the house, and it happened."
Pelosi continued: "I know we will increase our numbers in the House, not because it’s a swing of the pendulum, but because we have excellent candidates, wonderful members of Congress running for reelection.
"We have mobilized at the grassroots level. We have messaged in a way that is non-menacing but bold and progressive. And we have the money to get the job done."
She added: "I love government because of policy. I thrive on politics and the campaigns.
"So, I’m watching this all very closely. Just win. Don’t agonize."
Pelosi has been clashing with Trump in recent weeks as he has accused her of blocking a key coronavirus relief bill despite walking away from talks.
She has said she is “optimistic" and her goal is to get the relief bill out in time for Americans “to pay the November rent.”
And she has said that the responsibility will be on Trump to persuade Senate Republicans to vote in favor of the deal.
Meanwhile, Pelosi has also denounced a large swathe of Trump supporters as she blasted them as "sad" during an interview on Morning Joe.
Before going into detail about Trump supporters, she blasted the President for having "no idea of what the truth is."
Pelosi said: "These people in our country, as I've traveled the country for years now, Speaker, Leader and whatever, they've always respected the Constitution of the United States, whether they agreed with you.
"Democrats, Republicans, different point of view, the Constitution was essential.
"Many of them took the oath to protect and defend it, and now all of a sudden the total disregard that he has for the Constitution seems to be okay with them. That's sad."
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As the interview continued, Pelosi informed her listeners that Trump supporters should not be identified as uneducated – and listed some reasons why they are educated.
She suspects that the "commitment" of which some Trump supporters and Democrats "share to the Constitution" can bring opposite sides together.
Pelosi added: "Now, there's some of them we will never get, and you know why.
"It's no use my going into that, but I do think that as we look at what this President might do to undermine the election, the Constitution, the election, the environment, fairness, who we are as a people, denigrating newcomers and the rest has been so destructive.
"It's no use dwelling on that. We just have to go forward."
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