Pelosi’s daughter reacts to State of the Union meme: ‘That clap took me back to the teen years’

A daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday reacted to the image of her clapping for President Trump’s State of the Union address that went viral the previous evening.

Christine Pelosi, one of the Speaker’s five children, said that the image took her back to her “teen years.”

{mosads}Nancy Pelosi’s distinctive applause came after Trump called for an end to “revenge politics.”

The shot of the Speaker clapping toward Trump with outstretched arms and raised eyebrows quickly became one of the more memorable images from the address in the House chamber.

Pelosi was seated behind Trump and next to Vice President Pence during the speech and rose several times to give standing ovations, including one to honor World War II veterans. She was also seen motioning for Democrats to refrain from groaning and booing after Trump spoke about migrants.

She was wearing all white, as were a large group of other female congresswomen, a nod to the suffragette movement of the early 20th century. 

The president broke with tradition when he began his roughly 80-minute speech before waiting for the Speaker to introduce him. 

The Speaker criticized Trump’s speech shortly after, saying it would take days to “fact-check all the misrepresentations.”

“Instead of fear-mongering and manufacturing a crisis at the border, President Trump should commit to signing the bipartisan conference committee’s bill to keep government open and provide strong, smart border security solutions,” Pelosi wrote in a statement.

“Sadly, while talking about perceived threats to the safety of the American people, he completely ignored the gun violence epidemic that is claiming lives across the country,” she added.

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