Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi channeled her inner Jeb Bush when she went with a "Please Clap 2.0" strategy. Pelosi told mayors to clap for her repeatedly.
Right after she thanked someone from the audience, she said, “That’s an applause line! I’ll let you know.”
Most probably thought she was joking. The only issue was she wasn't. She followed through on her promise.
Pelosi claimed that Democrats support “strong border security initiatives,” she said, “Do you want to— let’s hear it for border security!" She said this while holding her hand up calling for a response.
Just moments after that she actually asked for an applause from the bipartisan group when it comes to having a Democratic majority in the House.
“The American people elected a House majority that would— that’s an applause line! Not for everybody maybe,” the Speaker said.
She wasn't done. She then botched the LGBT acronym. “And we will strengthen our democracy by passing the Equality Act, that is an act to end discrimination against LG— LGTB community.”
Pelosi has had a difficult times in many interviews, most likely showing her age, but this was a really brutal one. It was jam packed with awkward moments and brain freezes.
There were some great responses on Twitter:
So I just heard Nancy Pelosi beg the Republicans to "take back their party" for the good of the Country because we don't need "rubber stamp" politics.
NOT 3 MINUTES LATER, she's Telling the Democrats in the group to clap for what she just said!!!!!#aretheyALLinsane
— THAT guy (@TNtonyG) January 23, 2019
PELOSI NEEDS TO RETIRE. SHE IS A HYPOCRITE AND NOT FOR THE PEOPLE. HERE IS PROOFhttps://t.co/yLYTrMmgux
— www.demswat.com (@_NEVERHILLARY) January 24, 2019
What a rambling incoherent buffoon!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was like a mother hen to America’s mayors on Wednesday, telling them when to clap https://t.co/xtAd8Fawcw
— ???????? Ph03n1x24 ???????? (@Ph03n1x24) January 25, 2019
APPLAUSE LINE!' Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tells mayors to clap for her - The American MirrorThe American Mirror https://t.co/piqW1tzQ6E
— Bob????I Follow Back True Patriots ???????? (@BobBrinson1) January 25, 2019