'Compassionate acts of mercy?': Pelosi slams GOP healthcare plan, Trump budget

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 RyanOvernight Defense: Pentagon sees signs of chemical weapons activity in Syria | House votes to reaffirm NATO defense pact | Saudis refuse to ease Qatar demands Overnight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes Overnight Healthcare: Senate delays ObamaCare vote past recess | Trump says GOP 'very close' to deal | Three more senators come out against bill 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.

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"So compassionate acts of mercy, I don't know what faith that is."

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 TrumpScarborough defends CNN against Trump: CNN 'has more integrity' Time asks Trump Organization to remove fake cover from golf clubs Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too 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."