House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) came under fire for talking about her “relationship” with China during her visit to the Indo-Pacific where she stopped in Taiwan, Fox News mentioned Saturday.
“When I was a little girl, I was told on the beach if I dig a hole deep enough we’d get to China, so we always felt connected there,” Pelosi commented.
Clay Travis in Outkick subscriber In the clip on social media, he wrote, “We really are led by fools.”
Nancy Pelosi says she 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 would eventually make it to China. We are really led by fools. pic.twitter.com/cQx37gRDR9
Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 6, 2022
Travis’ followers were quick to respond to the video, one person writing“As a young kid I felt connected to London and France because I saw someone’s underwear.”
Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday, despite warnings from the Biden administration and China not to visit, the Breitbart News reported.
It was the first time in 25 years that a US official of her rank had traveled to Taiwan.
The Biden administration opposed her trip out of fear it would further destabilize the US relationship with China at a time when the US is grappling with soaring commodity prices, supply chain disruptions, and pursuing a green energy agenda, all the administration hopes. It can work with China as the midterm elections loom.
Pelosi first planned the trip in April, but postponed it after she contracted the Chinese coronavirus – a disease that the Taiwanese government tried to alert the World Health Organization about in December 2019 but was ignored.
The trip sparked outrage from Beijing, which warned of its consequences. Chinese promoter Hu Xijin threatened that China might shoot down its plane in a tweet, which he later deleted after Twitter closed his account.
In addition, Republicans encouraged her to make the trip and “not to back down from Biden or allow Beijing to veto US officials’ travel,” the outlet said.