During the 2016 presidential primaries, as Jeb Bush struggled to find support for his candidacy, an embarrassing video leaked from a campaign rally.
“Please clap,” an exasperated Bush told the audience, as tepid applause followed.
Now, Nancy Pelosi, who’s been struggling in public appearances lately, had a similarly embarrassing moment.
Not once, but twice!
In a speech honoring Bob Dole, the Minority Leader had to ask the audience to clap.
The Washington Examiner writes:
Pelosi thanked numerous lawmakers for setting up the event honoring Dole, who is receiving a Congressional Gold Medal. Before she moved on, she noted that the audience should have clapped.
“That was an applause line for our sponsors,” Pelosi said.
Moments later, while praising Dole’s career, she chided the audience for once again not clapping.
“That could be an applause line, but I guess not,” she laughed.
Well, that was awkward.
Nancy Pelosi is hoping Democrats retake the House in 2018 so she can reclaim the Speaker’s Gavel.
But for as much as everyone in the media seems obsessed over President Trump’s mental health (which his doctor said was “perfect”), they simultaneously seem to be ignoring Pelosi slipping.
She’s referred to President Trump by the names of past presidents on numerous occasions and given press conferences where she’s stumbling over simple words and phrases.
All the while, outlets like MSNBC have given her a platform to publicly question President Trump’s fitness for office.
On one occasion she said, “I think his family should be concerned about his mental health,” before going on to say “hopefully the situation is not reparable.”
Scarborough and Mika eventually helped her find the word she was looking for, irreparable, after a few moments.
What do you think? Should Nancy Pelosi’s health be an issue with the potential that Democrats would likely choose her for Speaker if they won back the House in 2018?
Let us know in the comments below.