- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she’s “very proud” that her members managed to sit through President Trump’s hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday night with “dignity.”

“I was very proud of the dignity with which our members listened to his speech,” Mrs. Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It was clearly a bait-and-switch speech.”

She said one unnamed member had said at one caucus meeting: “Look, if you can’t curb your enthusiasm there tonight, don’t go. And I’m not going.”

Host Joe Scarborough named Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, as one person who skipped the event.

Mrs. Pelosi said she was concerned people might boo.



“Because for all of the dignity we wanted to bring to the address of the president, the fact is I had no idea he was going to make an assault on public education, that he was going to have nothing positive to say about immigration, that he’s going to blow up the deficit — the list goes on and on,” she said.

Democrats, though, actually hissed after the president announced plans to create an office dedicated to serving victims of illegal immigrant crime. A few members also gave a “thumbs down” when Mr. Trump talked about repealing Obamacare.

They also faked coughing when Mr. Trump said he’s begun to “drain the swamp” of government corruption.

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