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Nancy Pelosi shut down all the dudes at Trump’s DACA dinner

Do not dare silence the House minority leader.

 

Jessica Machado

IRL

Published Sep 15, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:18 pm CDT

During the infamous “did they or didn’t they strike a deal over DACA?” dinner at the White House on Wednesday night, one thing is certain: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was sick of being talked over by a table full of men.

According to the Washington Post, while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) schmoozed President Donald Trump, Pelosi, the only woman at dinner with the 10 men, sat on the other side of the president just trying to get a word in. But when she did, boy, did she. The Post shared this juicy tidbit:

At one point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked, “What exactly does the president get out of this deal?” As Pelosi, the only woman at the table of 11, tried to make her point — that the president gets the cooperation of the Democrats, which he will likely need on a host of issues — the men in the room began talking over her and one another.

 

“Do the women get to talk around here?” Pelosi interjected, according to two people familiar with the exchange.

 

There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again.

Yessir, that silence was the sound of the most powerful Democratic woman in the House reclaiming her time.

Naturally, women of the internet were all about it:

https://twitter.com/SarahLerner/status/908502684075835393

https://twitter.com/BusinessMODERN/status/908712690427756544

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Though we may have to keep waiting to find out what exactly this meeting will lead to (Trump on Thursday denied striking a deal with Pelosi and Schumer, then minutes later outlined that very deal to protect DREAMers brought into the country as children in exchange for increased border security), we know that Pelosi is not one to manterrupted.

H/T Huff Post

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*First Published: Sep 15, 2017, 12:05 pm CDT