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

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday reenacted one of the most memorable moments of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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."