"I do think that he was assisted by the communications industry, not just Hollywood, but the press as well, because all they do is enable him, and that is really a sad thing," she told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday.
She added that she calls her friends in the press "accomplices" and seemed to push back on the idea that Trump's words should make news.
"I've said to many of my friends in the press, 'You're accomplices, whether you want to be or not,' [and they say,] 'If he's saying it, then it's news.' I don't think it's news, but it monopolizes the airwaves," she said. "So there is a lot of responsibility to go around in terms of the creation of whatever that is in the White House."
Actress Olivia Wilde had asked Pelosi about Hollywood's role in creating President Trump and producing the current political environment. Before running for office, Trump was prominent in the media -- especially during his hit show "The Apprentice."
Former NBC anchor Campbell Brown and others have similarly suggested the press helped Trump.
Pelosi, who said she never saw Trump's reality show, indicated to Wilde that she took issue more with the press giving Trump attention, rather than positive or negative coverage in particular.
"But he has a tactic, one that is used by autocrats, which is, 'Just as long as they're talking about me, no matter if it's bad, then you're not talking about my opponent.' When [the press was] talking about him, they weren't saying what Hillary [Clinton] was going to do about health care, to make our economy fair."
Pelosi's interview came as she and top Democrats continue pressing for impeachment.
"Pelosi declaring the press 'accomplices' simply for covering the president of the United States is deranged," Dan Gainor, Vice President at the conservative Media Research Center, told Fox News.
"Journalists are the biggest supporters of impeachment in the world already. What more would Pelosi have them do, ban the president from news outlets? Has she ever heard of the First Amendment?"
Wilde ended the interview by telling Pelosi that speaking with her was a "dream come true." "We are behind you completely and just thank you for everything you're doing every single day," she said.
When Pelosi suggested Wilde would draw a big crowd at political events, Wilde offered her support. "Yes, I'm there — tell me when you need me, I have your back," she said.
Pelosi told Wilde to tell her mother, a former congressional candidate, "hi."