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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been criticized on social media for comments she made about her “connection” to China that she spoke about during a press conference on Thursday.
Pelosi said that because of a childhood memory, she has always had a special bond with China.
“When I was a little girl, I was told on the beach that if I dug a hole deep enough, we would reach China, so we’ve always felt a bond there,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi made the comment during a trip to the Indo-Pacific.
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“We are really run by imbeciles,” said Outkick founder Clay Travis.
“LOL what?,” said Benny Johnson of Turning Point USA.
“Make sure we look like idiots to the rest of the world,” said one Twitter user.
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“Are you going to tell me that this person was our best choice to visit Taiwan?” said another Twitter user.
Pelosi made the journey to the Indo-Pacific last week, stopping in Taiwan on Tuesday, despite multiple threats from China advising her not to visit the island.
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“Our visit is one of many congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts the long-standing United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the joint US-China communiqués and the six insurance policies,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The United States continues to resist unilateral attempts to change the status quo.”
Timothy HJ Nerozzi of Fox News contributed to this report.