Despite Democrats’ visible and audible signs of disapproval during President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed to be proud of the “dignity” Democrats showed during the speech.
In a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Pelosi said, “I was very proud of the dignity with which our members listened to his speech, which was clearly a bait-and-switch speech.”
Pelosi categorized Trump’s address as mostly talk, with no action.
“We are legislators. So, you want to talk? Show us your proposal, and we’ll go from there,” Pelosi said. “He hasn’t had a proposal on jobs, on infrastructure, not even renegotiating NAFTA, which he promised.”
As the president addressed Congress Tuesday, Democrats were seen scowling, shaking their heads, and aiming enthusiastic “thumbs-down” gestures toward Trump. There was also audible groaning heard from the Democrats when Trump mentioned certain proposals with which they disagreed.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough remarked on the Democrats’ behavior, and how, in his view, they conducted themselves respectfully. He then asked Pelosi, “Was there a conversation about that before you went onto the floor?”
“What happens in the caucus, stays in the caucus,” she replied with a chuckle, before quoting a caucus member who said, “If you can’t curb your enthusiasm there tonight, don’t go, and I’m not going.”
H/T: The Hill
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