This was humiliating.
On Monday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who represents California’s Democratic Party, commended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her outstanding efforts in promoting democracy during her time as president. Pelosi accidentally called Hillary Clinton the president and then struggled to correct her mistake.
According to Fox, at a discussion organized by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), the ex-speaker of the House and Clinton engaged in a dialogue concerning the condition of democracy in the United States and globally.
“Let’s start with this little matter of democracy, because I think you and I believe that it’s not just in our country, but that’s where we see it most clearly, there is a concerted effort to undermine some of the very foundations of democratic governance, of a democratic society,” Clinton said to Pelosi.
“There’s research, some of it done by SIPA in this university, showing that half the world’s democracies are backsliding, and that includes, sadly, the United States. So, what do you, Nancy, view as the biggest threats and challenges facing our democracy and what are the opportunities to try to stop that backsliding and turn it around?” she asked.
“Well, I appreciate that question, but I also appreciate your leadership in this regard when president –” Pelosi shockingly responded before correcting herself. She then realized her error, and reacted dramatically by raising her hands in the air, adjusting her posture, and placing her hand on her chest. In an effort to regain her footing, she added that she hopes Clinton will become president.
She proceeded to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the theft of the 2016 election from Clinton, asserting that he did so because he was most afraid of her.
“It was her clarity and position to the present – Putin – present occupant leader of Russia, that made him turn around and ensure, in an illegal way, come out against her in her campaign and interference in our democracy by Vladimir Putin, because Hillary Clinton was the person he feared most in terms of his lack of democracy in Russia. That’s, I think, self-evident, so thank you for what you have done,” Pelosi added.
Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton just said Vladimir Putin interfered in our “Democracy” by helping Trump win because he feared Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump.
Does anyone actually believe these outlandish claims? 😂 pic.twitter.com/LU2uHbYONI
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) April 3, 2023