Sarah Sanders Mocks Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Bitterness’ at SOTU: ‘She Should Smile A Lot More’


The morning after President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address — in which a number of Democrat lawmakers remained seated and silent throughout — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders knocked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her “bitterness.”

She made the comments while appearing on CNN with Chris Cuomo — who said he’d never seen Pelosi “look like that” — and Sanders suggested the leading Democrat representative “smile a lot more often.”

Sanders said the following when pressed by Cuomo about Trump’s lack of bipartisanship in his SOTU:

“I think Nancy Pelosi looks like that all the time. I think she should smile a lot more often, I think the country would be better for it. She seems to kind of embody the bitterness that belongs to the Democrat Party right now. I think last night was a good step forward. Hopefully they can let go of some of that.”

The press secretary went on to state that Democrats “need to decide” if they want bipartisan reform enough to “put some of those differences aside, come together and do what’s right for this country.”

Cuomo pushed back against Sanders’ knock on Pelosi, saying the Democrat lawmaker believes she is channeling “righteous indignation” against the president for what she deems to be his bigoted rhetoric and policies.

“The president identified the people who killed the children of those African-American couples that were there last night as illegal entrance as minors — they took it as code for dreamers,” responded Cuomo.

Watch above, via CNN.

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