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Nancy Pelosi Recreates 'F*cking Epic' SOTU Clap on Drag Race

Pelosi joked that the "sarcastic, shady" clap was "completely unintentional."
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may have surprised the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 7 on the runway, but it was her homage to a viral moment of shade that really had the queens, and RuPaul herself, rolling.

    On Friday's episode, Pelosi worked the runway in a canary yellow pantsuit and praised the queens for the "joy and beauty [they] bring to the world." She also encouraged viewers to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. RuPaul then thanked Pelosi for the work she does "for our freedom." But before the Speaker exited the main stage, Season 3 winner Raja had to give a special thanks of her own.

    "We throw the word 'masterclass' around here all the time, but that sarcastic, shady clap you do was f*cking epic," to which Pelosi jokingly said, "It was completely unintentional." The entire cast and panel of judges laughed, remembering Pelosi's viral clap she directed towards then-President Donald Trump during his 2019 State of the Union address.

    Prior to heading offstage, Pelosi said, "God bless America. Can I get an amen?" and recreated the iconic clap.

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    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Nancy Pelosi, Paramount+, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, Raja , RuPaul Charles