Pelosi Forced To Tell Audience To Clap During White House Event Praising Biden’s Leadership

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to tell an audience to clap after praising the President for his ‘extraordinary leadership’ at an event to celebrate Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

Pelosi said the “landmark law,” which Biden signed last month, is “driving down costs for kitchen table items for America’s working families.” 

She then continued: “Mr. President, thank you for unifying and inspiring a vision of a stronger, fairer, safer future for all our children. Your extraordinary leadership has made this glorious day possible,” Pelosi said. 

But as the silent crowd failed to react, Pelosi told them “that was an applause line” signaling them to cheer.

The Mail Online reports: The moment was evocative of Jeb Bush’s infamous ‘please clap’ moment, where the GOP presidential hopeful begged a crowd of unenthusiastic supporters to cheer for him during his failed 2016 campaign. 

While Pelosi experienced her own flop on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was by her side to play off the awkward moment. 

After she asked the crowd to cheer, Pelosi said: ‘And let us salute Leader Schumer [and] his colleagues in the Senate for their extraordinary leadership and the success in bringing this bill to the floor.’ 

Schumer replied with: ‘That’s an applause line!’ 

The moment was part of Democrat’s victory lap over the Inflation Reduction Act, designed to bolster Democrats‘ ahead of the November election and remind voters of the work Biden has done to ease cost of living for Americans.  

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