“If you think a woman can’t beat Donald Trump, (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi does it every single day,” said the Democratic presidential candidate, eliciting cheers from the audience.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar came out swinging during the latest Democratic presidential debate. "Women are held to a higher standard. Otherwise, we could play a game called, 'Name Your Favorite Woman President,' which we can't do because it has all been men." https://t.co/RHukyjKPa9 pic.twitter.com/wdoYFiVPxa— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2019
Klobuchar’s dig at Trump came after she was asked to clarify a previous claim that rival Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg (the mayor of South Bend, Indiana) would not, with his political experience, be on the debate stage if he were a woman.
“First of all, I’ve made very clear I think that Pete is qualified to be up on this stage, and I am honored to be standing next to him. But, what I said was true. Women are held to a higher standard,” Klobuchar responded.
“Otherwise, we could play a game called name your favorite woman president, which we can’t do because it has all been men and including all vice presidents being men and I think any working woman out there, any woman who is at home, knows exactly what I mean,” she added. “We have to work harder, and that’s a fact.”
Twitter users described the Trump-Pelosi line as “damn good” and “excellent.”
"If you don't think a woman can defeat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every day."— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 21, 2019
Damn good line from Klobuchar.#DemDebate
Excellent answer from Klobuchar: "We’d be playing the game 'name your favorite woman president.'"— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 21, 2019
"If you think a woman can’t beat Trump, Pelosi does it every day.” Best line of night so far.#DemDebate
Klobuchar, with a line that you will likely hear on cable news broadcasts a lot again tonight and tomorrow: "If you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every single day."— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) November 21, 2019
Amy Klobuchar throwing out the zingers at #DemocraticDebate tonight: "If you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every single day." Klobuchar is usually quick with a quip, which is seen as one of her campaign strengths— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) November 21, 2019
If you don't think a woman can beat Donald Trump...Nancy Pelosi does it every single day. A great line (and truth) from Klobuchar.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 21, 2019
Is time for a woman president? Yes. Yes. The three best candidates on this stage are women. (So's the worst one, by the way.)
Klobuchar sticks the landing: "If you think a woman can't beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every single day."— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) November 21, 2019
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