House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is under fire for talking about her “connection” with China during an Indo-Pacific tour that included a stop in Taiwan, Fox News mentionted Saturday.
“When I was a little girl, I was told on the beach, if I dug a hole deep enough, we’d get to China, so we’ve always felt a connection there,” Pelosi commented.
Outkick’s Clay Travis shared the clip on social media, writing: “We are being led by real idiots.”
Nancy Pelosi says she’s always felt a connection to China because when she was a little girl her parents told her if she kept digging a hole on the beach, she’d eventually end up in China. We are really being led by idiots. pic.twitter.com/cQx37gRDR9
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 6, 2022
Travis’ followers were quick to respond to the video, one person Writing“As a little boy I felt a connection to London and France because I saw someone’s underpants.”
Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, despite warnings from the Biden administration and China not to visit, Breitbart News reported.
It was the first time in 25 years that an American official of her rank had traveled to Taiwan, the report continued:
The Biden administration opposed the trip out of fear that it would further destabilize U.S. relations with China at a time when the U.S. is suffering from high commodity prices, supply chain disruptions and is pursuing a green energy agenda that the administration hopes will help. may work with China as midterm elections approach.
Pelosi first planned to make the trip in April, but postponed it after contracting the Chinese coronavirus — a disease that the Taiwanese government tried to alert the World Health Organization (WHO) about in December 2019 but was ignored.
The trip sparked outrage from Beijing, which warned of consequences. Chinese propagandist Hu Xijin threatened that China could shoot down its plane in a tweet, which he later deleted after Twitter locked his account.
In addition, Republicans encouraged her to make the trip and “not to cave in to Biden or allow Beijing to veto travel by American officials,” the paper said.