Nancy Pelosi has had a poor track record while appearing on live TV.
Many Americans remember when she tore up President Trump’s SOTU address, right in front of the entire country.
She has also had her fair share of gaffes and confused, bumbled statements (to rival Joe Biden himself).
But in this latest performance, the Speaker may have topped herself. A reporter asks her a simple question about extended unemployment benefits.
She walks off the stage, then loses it. Make sure you watch the whole video or you might miss the best part:
Nancy Pelosi has a mental breakdown on camera ..starts yelling “NO” over and over at a reporter …pic.twitter.com/NTY9YV6XH4
— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) July 25, 2020
After walking away from the podium, Pelosi is pelted with one last question from a reporter.
Instead of simply letting her colleague respond to the question, Pelosi is heard repeatedly saying, “No.”
Even as the other Democrat chimes in, Pelosi apparently loses her temper, almost shouting “No” to the reporters.
It’s clear from the video that the Speaker loses her temper over the reporters’ question.
Even her colleague behind the podium appears concerned.
The question came as Republicans provided a counterproposal for more relief funding. But Pelosi and the Democrats rejected it.
Pelosi appeared to say they were holding out for things like mail-by voting. But her outburst at the reporter belies her true intentions.
Republicans have accused her of holding out over political reasons. They say Democrats like Pelosi are trying to exploit the crisis to get their way.
Perhaps the pressure of being Speaker during this critical election year is getting to Pelosi?
It seems unusual that she would so quickly lose her temper when she could have just stayed quiet.
President Trump has a reputation for being combative with reporters. But has he ever shouted one down, when he could have stayed quiet?
I don’t think so.
Pelosi’s performance is reminiscent of recent Joe Biden appearances when the Democratic candidate quickly lost his temper at a reporter. Biden is gaining a reputation for lashing out in anger at anyone who defies him.
Perhaps Pelosi and Biden are suffering from the same ailment—what do you think?
- Nancy Pelosi snapped at a reporter, repeating “No” in a loud and aggressive tone.
- The reporter apparently asked about the upcoming relief funding bill.
- Pelosi’s Democratic colleagues appeared surprised and confused at the outburst.