Pelosi told an audience in London she’s had to hold some hard conversations with her new faction of ultra-progressive firebrands led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., about the need to maintain appeal to voters in centrist districts who would not embrace Medicare for All or the Green New Deal.

“This is about winning,” Pelosi told the London School of Economics and Political Science. “When we have to go into the districts we have to win, we have to cull that to what we have in common with those people.”

Pelosi is traveling in Europe with a congressional delegation this week.

Pelosi explained to the London school audience that her district as well as the one represented by Ocasio-Cortez vote Democrat no matter what.

“This glass of water would win with a 'D' next to it in those districts,” Pelosi said. “But that’s not where we have to win elections,” because their majority was made by centrist Democrats taking over Republican-held districts.

Democrats need to have “a message that appeals to people in a way that doesn’t menace them, that really does address their concerns,” Pelosi said.

Ocasio-Cortez and other ultra-progressives are pushing for universal health care as well as the Green New Deal that would radically overhaul the economy to eliminate the use of fossil fuels.

Pelosi said she will pursue environmental legislation “that unites people," and that when the Democrats gain control of the Senate and White House, they can "expand our exuberances to other things."

“I said to them, anything you are about, I’ve got that sign in my basement 25 years ago,” Pelosi said, recounting her conversation with Democrats. “Been there, done that. So, I share those values but we must win. It means lower health care, bigger paychecks, cleaner government. That is a progressive agenda.”

During a Sunday interview on "60 Minutes," Pelosi characterized Ocasio-Cortez's faction as "like five people."