House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) caught people’s attention during the State of the Union address for her seemingly sarcastic clap toward the president. She claimed it “wasn’t sarcastic,” but her imitation of the clap alongside Hollywood celebrities on Friday seemed to contradict that claim.
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) February 6, 2019
At the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala on Friday, Pelosi laughed with singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom while recreating the clap.
Pelosi’s State of the Union clap toward President Donald Trump came after he called for a rejection of “politics of revenge.” The moment instantly went viral with memes.