Klobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?'

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (D-Minn.) sought to energize a crowd of students at a CNN town hall event on Monday, telling them it was time to cheer.

Her request came after she answered a question from a student who asked Klobuchar whether she could win over the Midwest voters who went for President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE in the last election. 

“Look at what I’ve done. I’m someone who runs in a purple state,” Klobuchar answered. “When I started running for office, the other senator was Republican, the governor was Republican and three of our four constitutional officers were Republican. And then I started running, and every single time I’ve run, I’ve won every single congressional district in my state, including [former Rep.] Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannEvangelicals shouldn't be defending Trump in tiff over editorial Mellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations MORE’s.”


The answer was greeted with a brief silence.

“That’s when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?” Klobuchar added with a laugh, with the students cheering her answer.

The moment drew comparisons on social media to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asking a crowd to “please clap” during the GOP presidential primary in 2016. 

Still, Klobuchar received applause throughout the town hall, including shortly after recounting how Trump attacked her and cast doubt on climate change after she launched her campaign in a blizzard. 

"When he made fun of me for doing that, I said, 'Hey, Donald Trump. The science is on my side, and I’d like to see how your hair would fare in a blizzard, Mr. Umbrella Man," Klobuchar said.