House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday criticized the Republican healthcare plan and President Trump's proposed federal budget.
In an interview on CBS's "Face The Nation," Pelosi pointed to Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanSamantha Bee roasts Trump at mock correspondents' dinner Ryan's home state highlights challenge for GOP high-risk insurer pools Trump 'disappointed' in congressional GOP MORE (R-Wis.) calling the GOP healthcare reform an "act of mercy" and to White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who referred to the proposed budget as "compassionate."
"What they have put forth is a terrible bill — 24 million people kicked off of health insurance, which the Speaker calls an act of mercy," she said.
"And then at the same time, they put out a budget which the OMB director, Mulvaney, says is compassionate to take money form Meals on Wheels and give it to the Defense Department," she continued.
During the interview, Pelosi also said she thinks the Republican ObamaCare replacement plan is "TrumpCare."
Pelosi said the president either doesn't know or doesn't care what is in the Affordable Healthcare Act.
"[Its] purpose was to lower cost, expand access and improve benefits," she said.
The legislation has succeeded in all three of its goals, she added.
"It should be respected for what it does, we should judge it for what it doesn't do and work hard to improve it," she said.
She said Republicans will find "any excuse to pull money up to the high end at the expense of the working class."
"And what's so strange about it all, is many of the people, many of the millions of people who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, voted for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcMaster to South Korea: US will pay for missile defense system Comedian Hasan Minhaj blasts Trump, media at WHCA dinner White House correspondents' chief: 'We are not fake news' MORE," she said.
"They live in red areas. That money will be taken from red areas, and many of the people who will be advantaged by the money going to the high end will be in blue areas."