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

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharGoogle sparks new privacy fears over health care data Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment Outsider candidates outpoll insider candidates 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 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 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 BachmannKlobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' Michele Bachmann praises Trump: Americans will 'never see a more godly, biblical president' Will Biden lead a 'return to normalcy' in 2020? 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.