'Guns, gays, and God' are why white males support Donald Trump, says Nancy Pelosi

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reduced the reasons for the support among white males to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in three words: guns, gays and gods.

Pelosi borrowed the idea of Thomas Frank in his 2004 best-selling book "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America" and the words of a presidential hopeful and former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, to explain the support for Trump.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi waves. | REUTERS/Jim Young

"I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican," said Pelosi in an interview with Judy Woodruff on Wednesday.

"They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G's, God being the woman's right to choose."

Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed on these three Gs.

Trump backs gun-ownership and even enjoys support of the National Rifle Association, while Clinton wants to enforce stricter rules on gun regulations in the light of the gun shooting violence that has shaken the nation in recent weeks.

The Democratic presidential candidate also supports gay marriage while Trump does not.

The billionaire businessman confessed to be a Presbyterian and that he rededicated his life to Jesus when he reached 60. He also enjoys the backing of white evangelicals as shown by CNN/ORC Internationa's post-convention poll.

On the other hand, the former First Lady and Secretary of State has the backing of atheists, agnostics and the religious nones.

Pelosi, the 76-year-old minority leader of the House of Representatives and the only woman in American history so far to have served as house speaker, expressed her support for Clinton, who herself made history by becoming the first woman to have been nominated for president by a major party.

"Some of those people were never going to be voting Democratic anyway," Pelosi said. "But I believe that, with the turnout that we expect to have, we will draw some of them in with our message, and enough other people to win the election."