In an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opened her remarks with a bold prediction for the 2018 midterms. But not everyone thought the statement was a good idea.
After welcoming California Democrat Pelosi to the program, host Stephen Colbert asked how she felt about the next 6 days leading up to Tuesday's midterms. Pelosi responded:
"Let me say this: Up until today, I would have said if the election were held today, we will win."
Colbert interjected to ask what changed. Pelosi replied:
"Now I’m saying is, we will win, we will win, we will win."
But Colbert responded:
"Please don’t say that. Do you want to say that on Hillary’s fireworks barge that she canceled? Please don't say that."
Colbert later made the Catholic Sign of the Cross gesture as Pelosi continued to predict a Democratic victory to retake the House on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He then said:
"I feel like I should sacrifice a goat or something to take the hex off what you just said."
Watch the full interview here.
Colbert referenced the Victory predicted in 2016 for Hillary Clinton in 2016, who did win the popular vote by several million, but ultimately lost the electoral vote.
When Fox News shared Pelosi's prediction, many of their followers raised the same issue.
Pelosi predicts Dems 'will win' the House, as Colbert pleads not to jinx it (via @brookefoxnews) https://t.co/LqeO68vMr9— Fox News (@Fox News)1540991700.0
@FoxNews @brookefoxnews She lost her memories! We can Remind her 2016 by this midterm!— Thanh T Nguyen (@Thanh T Nguyen)1540992041.0
@FoxNews @brookefoxnews You will soon join HRC in the blame game! RED TSUNAMI warning! Time to hunker down & zip your lip!— Ken LeBeau (@Ken LeBeau)1540992684.0
While other Fox News fans had other things to say on the subject.
@FoxNews @brookefoxnews Sad that no late night TV shows will air Republicans on their little shows, oh well, that g… https://t.co/XEsJZ8fUUE— Jeff kenney (@Jeff kenney)1540993856.0
@FoxNews @brookefoxnews I early voted yesterday not one Democrat got my vote I used to be independent no more— Gary Hall (@Gary Hall)1540996555.0
@FoxNews @brookefoxnews IT LOOKS LIKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO WIN. AM. PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH PELOSI AND SCHUM… https://t.co/4flSBrvg6w— franksteinmetz (@franksteinmetz)1540994859.0
As well as this reaction from what appears to be, based on his Twitter account, a White man.
Elsewhere, people urged caution against predictions of victory...
..and suggested prayer against a possible jinx.
@HuffPost Hell I went to church and prayed for the 1st time in 62 years.— tojo (@tojo)1540995069.0
@HuffPost C'mon, @NancyPelosi! Go outside, turn around three times, spit and curse. These things have a half-life,… https://t.co/V9LDDh00LP— Ken, “Have pen, will travel,” Brady (@Ken, “Have pen, will travel,” Brady)1540995633.0
@thehill Exactly!! She should be encouraging Democrats to get out and vote and not assuming anything— Den (@Den)1540995447.0
@thehill The election will go well if everyone casts their vote. Who believes we should be going about things diffe… https://t.co/wlOv2swfN5— It’s An Uneven Keel Though (@It’s An Uneven Keel Though)1540998000.0
@thehill I'm not the biggest Pelosi fan, but I respect her because she knows the game is all about counting the vot… https://t.co/mzxPFleBfA— Corey Richardson (@Corey Richardson)1540995800.0
@thehill Operation Mid-Terms Mission: Dem Storm 💥Take the House 💥Publish Mueller findings: billions in Trump Russi… https://t.co/2ITg1OwZzp— Cool Blue Persuasion 🆒💙 (@Cool Blue Persuasion 🆒💙)1540995411.0
Midterm elections are slated for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. However early voting is available as well.