Pelosi's daughter says her mother's viral clap at Trump 'took me back to the teen years'

nancy pelosi claps at donald trumpPresident Donald Trump turns to House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's sarcastic-looking clap at President Donald Trump during the State of the Union has gone viral. 
  • Pelosi's daughter said the image of the clap "took me back to my teen years." 
  • The House Speaker, who's been the face of the Democratic Party's battle with Trump over his call for a wall along the US-Mexico border, really seemed to steal the show during the State of the Union address.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's daughter on Wednesday said her mother's viral clap at President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address the night before "took me back to my teen years." 

Christine Pelosi tweeted, "Oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years. She knows. And she knows that you know. And frankly she's disappointed that you thought this would work. But here's a clap. #youtriedit."

Pelosi seemed to mock Trump, who's known to be fond of attention and praise, with a round of applause during his big speech on Tuesday night. 

The moment was widely shared on social media, in addition to some of Pelosi's facial expressions throughout the speech.

The House Speaker, who's been the face of the Democratic Party's battle with Trump over his call for a wall along the US-Mexico border, really seemed to steal the show during the State of the Union address.

Her clap took over Twitter on Tuesday night.

Though there's been much focus on the humorous aspects of Pelosi's demeanor during the State of the Union, she's taken the president's words very seriously. The House Speaker interpreted some of Trump's remarks during the Tuesday night address as a direct threat. 

At one point, Trump said, "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation." This was seemingly a jab at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. 

"That was a threat," Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday in reference to this remark. "The president should not bring threats to the floor of the House." 
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