Pelosi Tells Audience When They’re Supposed to Clap, Kasich Is ‘Governor of Illinois’


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) had a couple strange moments during her speech Friday before Families USA, an activist group fighting the repeal of Obamacare.

Pelosi told the audience when to clap and called a former colleague the governor of the wrong state.

A video montage showed her missteps during the speech, the American Mirror reported Wednesday.

Pelosi first told the audience when to clap after she did not get the reaction she wanted.

"When I said, ‘We could not have done it without Families USA,' that is an applause line for you," she said.

The audience laughed.

Pelosi did it again when she gave a shout out to recently named executive director of Families USA, Frederick Isasi.

"I look forward to continuing work with Families USA under your leadership," Pelosi said. "Thank you and congratulations. Applause line!"

The audience did applaud.

Pelosi also tried to make a statement about the "poorest people in America."

"By the way, do you know who the poorest people in America are?" she asked the crowd. "Infants and children. Infants and children."

Infants and children generally do not earn their own income in the U.S. They also have limited employment opportunities because of child labor laws.

Pelosi then employed Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R.) to help make a point, but forgot which state he governs.

"In fact, don't take it from me, John Kasich, the governor of Illinois, said, ‘Thank God for Medicaid,'" she said.

Chandler Gill

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Chandler Gill is a Media Analyst for the Free Beacon. Before joining the Free Beacon, she interned at the Heritage Foundation. Chandler went to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied Political Science. She was raised in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. In her free time, Chandler enjoys reading and walking around the D.C. area. Her twitter handle is @chandlergillDC.

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