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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being slammed on social media for comments she made about her “connection” with China that she spoke about during a press conference on Thursday.
Pelosi said that she has always had a special connection with China because of a childhood memory.
“When I was a little girl, I was told at the beach if I dug a hole deep enough, we would reach China, so we’ve always felt a connection there,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi made the comment during a trip to the Indo-Pacific.
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“We are truly led by assholes,” Outkick founder Clay Travis said.
“LOL what?,” Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson said.
“Make sure we look like idiots to the rest of the world, a Twitter user said.
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“you’re telling me this person was our best choice to visit taiwan?,” another Twitter user said.
Pelosi made the trip to the Indo-Pacific in the past week and stopped 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 several Congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, US-China Joint Communiques and the Six Assurances,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo.”
Fox News’ Timothy HJ Nerozzi contributed to this report.