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Speaker Pelosi's Clap Back Heard Round the World

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    All the Pelosi haters have been eerily silent as of late. Are any naysayers ready to admit they may have been wrong about her?

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    Photo Credit: Daily Kos

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I didn't hear any democrats raise their voices saying "YOU LIE!" They all laid down for the trump train of lies.

    I'm not slamming Nancy, I think she's a great defender of democracy.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Maybe I'm missing something. The photo was shot in the middle of Pelosi clapping to Trump on his positive statements on women in general and "cooperation and compromise". I saw it as more of a "good for you Donald Trump", an acknowledgement of women and what they have accomplished and his words about the "boundless potential of co-operation, compromise, and the common good,” rather than a "clapback". I think the photos was taken out of context as an attempt to apply something more sinister to a moment in time.
  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote: Maybe I'm missing something. The photo was shot in the middle of Pelosi clapping to Trump on his positive statements on women in general and "cooperation and compromise". I saw it as more of a "good for you Donald Trump", an acknowledgement of women and what they have accomplished and his words about the "boundless potential of co-operation, compromise, and the common good,” rather than a "clapback". I think the photos was taken out of context as an attempt to apply something more sinister to a moment in time.
    Excellent picture the way she ( barely) clapped shows her disdain for Trump; the body language says it all.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote: Maybe I'm missing something. The photo was shot in the middle of Pelosi clapping to Trump on his positive statements on women in general and "cooperation and compromise". I saw it as more of a "good for you Donald Trump", an acknowledgement of women and what they have accomplished and his words about the "boundless potential of co-operation, compromise, and the common good,” rather than a "clapback". I think the photos was taken out of context as an attempt to apply something more sinister to a moment in time.
    I'm not sure. Nancy was perfect in her response, especially the rolling eyes type movement when Trump said investigations were bad.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt:

    I agree with you that the clap could be interpreted as a positive reaction. However, I also think it was a sarcastic gesture, which seems to be the opinion of Pelosi's daughter Christine. The headline on the Washington Post read, "Pelosi treated Trump like a misbehaving teenager last night. Just ask her daughter.

    Maybe it's my imagination, but this angle of Trump appears to show a large bald spot that has been "combed over".

  • Independent
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    Yes , you see it correctly; it is the body language as well on how you treat an misbehaving teener.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote: Maybe I'm missing something. The photo was shot in the middle of Pelosi clapping to Trump on his positive statements on women in general and "cooperation and compromise". I saw it as more of a "good for you Donald Trump", an acknowledgement of women and what they have accomplished and his words about the "boundless potential of co-operation, compromise, and the common good,” rather than a "clapback". I think the photos was taken out of context as an attempt to apply something more sinister to a moment in time.

    I should have been more clear in my original post and explained that Pelosi's melodramatic clapping came in response to Donald calling for the end of “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." His statement was so jaw dropping after spending the past two years debasing the office he sits in that Pelosi (rightfully) was likely a bit skeptical of his sincerity.

    However, she did say in a subsequent interview that the applause was genuine. “Look at what I was applauding. I wanted him to know that it was very welcomed.”

  • Liberal Democrat
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    If I were Nancy, I would've sat there like a mushroom and not made any movements, except for rolling my eyes. Unbelievable that the divider in chief would call for unity, but as I alluded to earlier, in a different thread, why watch and listen to someone who is a habitual liar?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I posted this reply in the wrong thread so this is a rewrite. I deleted the other. After looking again at the video clip of her "clap back" I stand corrected. I missed the intent when I watched the speech and her applause direct to him the first time around. It just seemed kind of normal to me. But the rerun certainly suggests what people are calling a "clap back".

    We should also note that when Trump entered the House chamber and went to the podium, the protocol is for the Speaker to introduce the President. That would have gotten her a loud applause line. The media speculated about what kind of applause "Madame Speaker" would get. However, Trump went straight to the podium and started giving his speech thus preempting her moment in the spotlight. Was it intentional or did he not know the protocol?

    In any case that might have been in the back of her mind with the clap back.