Georgetown students cheer as Nancy Pelosi demonstrates viral State of the Union clap

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGiuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry Brindisi, Lamb recommended for Armed Services, Transportation Committees Overnight Health Care: Top health official defends contract payments to Trump allies | Vaping advocates confident Trump will turn from flavor ban | Sanders gets endorsement from nurses union MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday reenacted one of the most memorable moments of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE's 2019 State of the Union address, prompting cheers from a group of Georgetown University students.

While speaking to a graduating class of students at Georgetown University Law Center about female leadership in Congress, Pelosi decided to redemonstrate her viral clap that was seen as a dig at Trump.

“I don’t [know] if you saw the State of the Union — don’t worry if you didn’t,” she said, referencing the moment when she sarcastically clapped at the president at his call to "embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good."

But before she could finish her next sentence, she put down her microphone and began to clap, drawing laugher and cheers from the audience.


After a few seconds, she continued, “The president was almost taking credit for the fact that there were so many more women in Congress.”

“And in some ways, he does deserve some credit,” she laughed, “but he said, ‘Look, look at all these women.’ We were all in white that day, and there they were — 91 Democratic women in white. What a sight to behold.”

“But here’s the thing,” she continued. “Women made a decision to march the day after the inauguration … They marched and then they ran. And women voted, and women won, and now women lead in the Congress of the United States."