Nancy Pelosi criticized the so-called ‘connection’ with China: ‘We really are run by morons’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming under fire on social media for comments she made about her “connection” to China that she spoke about during a press conference on Thursday.

Pelosi said she has always had a special connection to China because of a childhood memory.

“When I was a kid, I was told on the beach that if I dug a hole deep enough, we’d make it to 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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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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“We really are run by assholes,” said Outkick founder Clay Travis.

“LOL what?” Benny Johnson of Turning Point USA said.

“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, center left, front, 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, center left, front, 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 telling me this person was our best choice to visit Taiwan?” another Twitter user said.

Pelosi made the trip to the Indo-Pacific last week and stopped 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 Hiroyuki Hosoda, Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives, during a meeting in Tokyo.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) shakes hands with Hiroyuki Hosoda, Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives, during a meeting in Tokyo.
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“Our visit is one of several congressional delegations to Taiwan, and in no way contradicts longstanding US policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, the US-China Joint Communiqués, and the Six Assurances. Pelosi said in a statement. “The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo.”

Timothy HJ Nerozzi of Fox News contributed to this report.

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