Nancy Pelosi is considered 'rich and arrogant' by other Dems and had 20-year ...

Nancy Pelosi is considered a 'rich and arrogant limousine liberal' who is out of touch with regular people - by her own party, a new biography obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals.

Democrats recoiled at the idea of electing Pelosi as House Speaker in 2018 because her wealth made her 'unlikable'.

Pelosi, who is worth around $60 million, was thought of as somebody who 'looks down on the unwashed masses from her San Francisco mansion (or DC penthouse)'.

The 80-year-old faced similar allegations back in the 1980s when she began her career in Congress because her husband Paul is a multimillionaire who owns a real estate and a venture capital company.

The Pelosis also own a vineyard in Napa where they host weekend parties with the likes of former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt.

Pelosi's wealth recently drew some backlash from conservatives after her $24,000 fridge stuffed with luxury ice cream that sells for $12 a pint was featured in an interview with TV host James Corden.

The details are revealed in the new book Pelosi by TIME's national political correspondent Molly Ball, who also reveals the Speaker had a 20-year long feud with the Clintons.

Nancy Pelosi is considered a 'rich and arrogant limousine liberal' who is out of touch with regular people - by her own party, a new biography obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals

Nancy Pelosi is considered a 'rich and arrogant limousine liberal' who is out of touch with regular people - by her own party, a new biography obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals

Pelosi had a feud with the Clintons after President Bill Clinton went back on his promise to Pelosi to hold China accountable over human rights issues. The dispute led to a 'longtime rift' between Pelosi and the Clintons, as she viewed Bill as a 'corporate sellout' and she refused to endorse Hillary in 2008

Pelosi had a feud with the Clintons after President Bill Clinton went back on his promise to Pelosi to hold China accountable over human rights issues. The dispute led to a 'longtime rift' between Pelosi and the Clintons, as she viewed Bill as a 'corporate sellout' and she refused to endorse Hillary in 2008

The book reveals Democrats recoiled at the idea of electing Pelosi as House Speaker in 2018 because her wealth made her 'unlikable'. Pelosi, who is worth around $60 million, is married  to her multimillionaire husband Paul who owns a real estate and a venture capital company

The book reveals Democrats recoiled at the idea of electing Pelosi as House Speaker in 2018 because her wealth made her 'unlikable'. Pelosi, who is worth around $60 million, is married  to her multimillionaire husband Paul who owns a real estate and a venture capital company

The Pelosis also own a vineyard in Napa where they host weekend parties with the likes of former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt. The property is recorded as being worth between $5 million and $25 million

The Pelosis also own a vineyard in Napa where they host weekend parties with the likes of former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt. The property is recorded as being worth between $5 million and $25 million

It began during Bill's presidency when he went back on his promise to Pelosi to hold China accountable over human rights issues. 

According to Ball, 'more than betrayed, Pelosi felt humiliation for having trusted him'.

In the book Ball is largely sympathetic to Pelosi and paints her as a feminist pioneer and 'badass'.

The details are revealed in the new book Pelosi by TIME's national political correspondent Molly Ball

The details are revealed in the new book Pelosi by TIME's national political correspondent Molly Ball

As Ball describes it, Pelosi is highly principled and organized, but she makes clear that the Speaker comes from privilege and operates in the same orbit as the Clintons.

Pelosi came to politics relatively late in her life, taking her first public position after raising five children on the San Francisco Library Commission in 1975.

Her family of Italian-Americans from Baltimore had called her the 'princess' of the clan.

Her father was Rep Thomas D'Alesandro Jr, who later became the mayor of Baltimore, a post her brother Thomas D'Alesandro III would also assume.

Once she did enter politics, Pelosi quickly rose through the ranks of the Democratic party in California and in 1987 took over the House seat left by Sala Burton when she died of cancer.

By then, her husband Paul Pelosi had made the family a sizable fortune and tit was his turn to take a back seat to her career, as she had supported him until then.

Ball writes until her life in politics, Pelosi had lived a 'cosseted life' in the wealthy and exclusive Presidio Terrace neighborhood, explaining she was 'pampered' and had 'elite friends'.

Burton's staff, who stayed on in their jobs, did not know what to make of this 'well-dressed middle-aged woman' who always wore Armani suits and seemed 'glamorous and elegant'.

They asked each other: 'Did she have any business being in Congress?' 

Pelosi came to politics relatively late in her life, taking her first public position after raising five children on the San Francisco Library Commission in 1975. Pelosi quickly rose through the ranks of the Democratic party in California and in 1987 took over the House seat left by Sala Burton when she died of cancer. Pictured: Pelosi while running for Congress in 1987

Pelosi came to politics relatively late in her life, taking her first public position after raising five children on the San Francisco Library Commission in 1975. Pelosi quickly rose through the ranks of the Democratic party in California and in 1987 took over the House seat left by Sala Burton when she died of cancer. Pictured: Pelosi while running for Congress in 1987

Pelosi's star rose as she fought for the rights of AIDS patients but it was her tough stance on China that brought her to international attention. Pelosi became the House Minority Leader and in 2007 became the first woman to become Speaker of the House. Pictured: Pelosi with her grandchildren in 2007

Pelosi's star rose as she fought for the rights of AIDS patients but it was her tough stance on China that brought her to international attention. Pelosi became the House Minority Leader and in 2007 became the first woman to become Speaker of the House. Pictured: Pelosi with her grandchildren in 2007

Ball writes their assumptions were 'quickly corrected' and it became apparent that Pelosi wasn't soft, even if she was rich.

The book describes how she invited a farmworker organizer to a lunch hosted by pharma giant Procter & Gamble and let him grill the company's chief executive about their importation of coffee from El Salvador, a controversial issue at the time.

Ball writes it was 'typical Pelosi: ballsy, confrontational, even b***hy'.

The book has eye popping anecdotes about the sexism during Pelosi's early days in Congress when there were just 23 other women in the 435-member House.

The humiliations were 'constant' and Pelosi was often mistaken for Barbara Boxer, who represented a neighboring district to her.

One male colleague joked: 'I'd like to associate with the gentlelady', referring to Pelosi with a double entendre.

Men routinely cheated on their wives with 'brazenness' and one female lobbyist recalled in the mid 1980s being asked to deliver a message to two Senators in a private room at a restaurant.

When she arrived they were having sex with their mistresses right out in the open.

Pelosi's star rose as she fought for the rights of AIDS patients but it was her tough stance on China that brought her to international attention.

It also started her feud with the Clintons when Bill said he would attach human rights provisions to China's trade status to try and force them to clean up their act.

The book describes how she invited a farmworker organizer to a lunch hosted by pharma giant Procter & Gamble and let him grill the company's chief executive about their importation of coffee from El Salvador, a controversial issue at the time. Ball writes it was 'typical Pelosi: ballsy, confrontational, even b***hy'

The book describes how she invited a farmworker organizer to a lunch hosted by pharma giant Procter & Gamble and let him grill the company's chief executive about their importation of coffee from El Salvador, a controversial issue at the time. Ball writes it was 'typical Pelosi: ballsy, confrontational, even b***hy'

But soon after, under pressure from business leaders, Clinton did a U-turn and removed any kind of human rights requirements, paving Beijing's entry to the World Trade Organization.

Pelosi accused Clinton of 'coddling dictators', the same charge he had leveled against George H.W. Bush for his approach to Beijing.

The dispute led to a 'longtime rift' between Pelosi and the Clintons, as she viewed Bill as a 'corporate sellout'.

Pelosi became the House Minority Leader and in 2007 became the first woman to become Speaker of the House.

But during the financial crash her privilege became a liability. She was accused of being 'one of the wealthy elites who seemed to be fiddling while America burned'.

Among those she accepted money from was Donald , who wrote her a $20,000 check in 2007 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The future President wrote her a note saying: 'Nancy - you're the best'.

Soon after becoming Speaker, Pelosi was ensnared in a row about the jet provided to her by the government, or as her critics put it, she 'demanded a big fat 200 seater jet' to fly her around.

The row was

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