On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi was blasted on Twitter by political observers and others for implying that President Biden is polling poorly because Americans are unaware of his accomplishments.
During President Biden’s State of the Union address, there was a moment of “bizarre” clapping.
As Biden spoke about soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and elsewhere “breathing in poisonous smoke from burn pits,” a smiling Pelosi nervously rose and rubbed her hands together. On Twitter, politicians and others were quick to bring up the incident.
What the hell is this reaction from Nancy Pelosi to Biden talking about soldiers breathing in toxic smoke from burn pits. pic.twitter.com/MKdgMCPnVf
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 2, 2022
Pelosi’s remark drew widespread condemnation on Twitter, notably from a Republican National Committee Twitter account, which said Pelosi was describing Americans disgruntled with the president as “ignorant.” Real Clear Politics’ Tom Bevan described the situation as “bizarre,” while others described it as “must-see TV.”
In the light of the morning, Pelosi’s ‘toxic burn pit dance’ looks even more bizarre.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) March 2, 2022
“So odd,” said Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., in response to the widely distributed video.
So weird … https://t.co/omms83xMNg
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) March 2, 2022
Biden also urged Congress to approve legislation to ensure that veterans with long-term health problems have access to comprehensive healthcare. The president’s State of the Union address touched on several issues, including the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, severe inflation, the opioid problem, and more. He also stated that “controlling prices” will be his “first focus.”
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell questioned Pelosi about Biden’s poor popularity rating. Only 43% of Americans approve of his job performance, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between February 28 and March 1. “For people to appreciate what the President has done and how he has worked with Congress, they must first understand what it is,” Pelosi said on Tuesday.