Meet the Press

Pelosi Responds to Trump: Bill Clinton is ‘Not on the Ballot’

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says it’s not fair game for Donald Trump to bring up Fmr. Pres. Bill Clinton’s past indiscretions in tonight’s debate against Sec. Hillary Clinton.

When asked, she replied, “No, because you know why? Elections are about the future.”

Bill Clinton is “not on the ballot,” Pelosi affirmed.

The Democratic House leader also previewed Hillary Clinton’s debate strategy tonight, saying “I think she will talk about the issues.”

Pelosi Believes Public Option Would Fix Bill Clinton's Criticism 1:30

Pelosi brushed off Bill Clinton’s recent criticism of the Affordable Care Act, saying his comments were “not damaging at all.”

However, asked if she acknowledged the problem with premiums he was referring to, Pelosi replied, “I wanted single payer…I wanted a public option.”

She then went on to defend Obamacare as “a pillar of health and economic security for American families.”

Pelosi Responds to Clinton Wikileaks: 'I Trust Her' 2:28

Pelosi also responded to leaked e-mails that appear to contain the contents of Clinton’s paid speeches – specifically one where she says “you need both a public and a private position” on key issues.

Asked if this was reason to question where Clinton stands on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Pelosi said, “I trust her trade position is what she’s saying – is that we are a global economy, we have to face that reality, but we don’t have to accept TPP.”