Nancy Pelosi lashes out at so-called ‘connection’ with China: ‘We are really led by imbeciles’

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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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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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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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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, front left, and her congressional delegation pose for a photo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center right, before their breakfast meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, front left, and her congressional delegation pose for a photo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center right, before their breakfast meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo.
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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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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) shakes hands with Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda during a meeting in Tokyo.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) shakes hands with Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda during a meeting in Tokyo.
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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.

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