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Nancy Pelosi Just Threw Some Iconic Shade At Trump During Her Speech About Stepping Down From Leadership

The outgoing Speaker of the House gave some shoutouts to past Presidents with whom she worked.

Nancy Pelosi; Donald Trump
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After a historic tenure as the nation's first woman Speaker of the House, California Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi announced she will not be pursuing a role as the House's top Democrat after Republicans narrowly clinched the majority earlier this week.

It brings to a close a truly significant tenure as the House's Democratic leader, a role she first assumed in 2006 during the presidency of Republican George W. Bush.

During a House gathering yesterday in which she announced "the hour's come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus," Pelosi reflected on the historic nature of her time leading Democrats in the House, speaking glowingly of all of the Presidents with whom she's worked closely over the years.

Well—all but one of them, that is.

Pelosi didn't even bother mentioning former Republican President Donald Trump, opting instead to get in a deliciously shady dig at the former President without so much as speaking his name.

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Pelosi and Trump of course had a famously tense relationship that saw Trump frequently speaking ill of Pelosi in public comments and referring to her as "Crazy Nancy"—a nickname he reused during his recent midterm MAGA rallies.

But the last laugh seems to be Pelosi's.


People applaud her wonderfully subtle drag of Trump.

See her comments below.

Pelosi not only refrained from mentioning Trump but seemed to pretend he doesn't even exist, just like many of the rest of us do. She said:

“I have enjoyed working with three presidents."

Pelosi has, of course, worked with four presidents in her tenure.

And lest Trump and his cult try to frame her comments otherwise, Pelosi quickly named the three presidents she's "enjoyed working with," going on to say:

"...achieving historic investments in clean energy with President George Bush."
"Transformative healthcare reform with President Barack Obama."
"And forging the future from infrastructure to healthcare to climate action with President Joe Biden.”

On Twitter, people loved Pelosi's shady moment.

Pelosi was handily reelected to the House in this month's midterms but is rumored to be planning not to seek reelection in 2024.

House Dems will conduct their speakership vote on November 30, when New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries is expected to win the role.