“The Five” reacted Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., scolding the media for not “selling” Democrats’ $3.5 trillion-Build Back Better plan throughout her press convention this week. 

“Well I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you,” Pelosi chided congressional journalists Tuesday. 

“It’s amazing that [Pelosi] can say that with a straight face,” co-host Greg Gutfeld mentioned. “But that’s the advances of modern medicine. Is it her fault to expect [the media] to carry the water? I don’t think it is.”


Gutfeld emphasised the liberal media’s position as advocates and mouthpieces of the Democratic Party.

“If you ask a lot of Democrats, they think the media is biased against them as well,” co-host Dana Perino mentioned. She added that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton would agree.

Perino additionally known as out Pelosi’s feedback whereby she mentioned the public “overwhelmingly supports” the bill.  

“As soon as you start looking into it, people are saying, ‘Wait, we don’t really like this.’ It’s not a benign issue,” Perino mentioned. “All the polls are saying, ‘No, we don’t really think we need this. We don’t think it will help us.'”


For an instance, Perino pointed to the free pre-kindergarten element that may require all pre-kindergarten suppliers to have a school diploma. This requirement would probably cut back the already-insufficient variety of pre-Ok suppliers, however most likely not the taxpayer value of common pre-Ok. The common pre-Ok element would additionally exclude faith-based childcare suppliers from collaborating in the program. 

“Pre-K basically is daycare, in reality,” Geraldo Rivera mentioned. “To have a college degree [is] unnecessary.”

That’s not the bill’s solely measure that drew the panelists’ consideration. “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters highlighted different unpopular provisions in the bill, which allocates $25 million for butterflies and $8 billion for local weather police. It additionally “penalizes marriage” and closely taxes small companies.

Some different provisions embody free faculty tuition for unlawful aliens and $643 million for culturally-appropriate meals.

“What is that, Taco Tuesday?,” Watters quipped.

Democratic progressives have supported the price range reconciliation bill. Moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have to this point opposed the laws, citing too excessive of a price ticket. Manchin has mentioned he may assist a $1.5 trillion bill as a substitute. 

Rivera requested the two senators “to be more specific” about their needs for the bill.