Nancy Pelosi trolled for saying pandemic exposed 'disparities in income', Internet points to her $25,000 fridge

Hearing her speech, many on Twitter reminded her that her own vast personal wealth was estimated to be roughly $114 million, according to her 2018 personal financial disclosure


                            Nancy Pelosi trolled for saying pandemic exposed 'disparities in income', Internet points to her $25,000 fridge
Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was trolled by social media after she stated that the coronavirus pandemic has “pulled back the curtain to reveal further disparities in our economy and in our society" at her weekly press conference on Wednesday, December 30, adding, “Clearly, the disparities in income and equity in our country are vast.”

"This vaccine – this pandemic is horrible. I mean, in every way, the lives and livelihoods of the American people are affected by it in a massive way. However, it has also pulled back the curtain to reveal further disparities in our economy and in our society. They have become – come into sharper focus because of the pandemic," she said. 

Pelosi added: "Clearly, the disparities in income and equity in our country are vast.  We’ve known that.  They’ve only gotten worse, and the pandemic, again, puts it in sharper focus. And that’s why I’m proud to announce the creation of a new bipartisan Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, which will be a central force for the Congress to combat the crisis of income and wealth disparity in America." 

Hearing her speech, many on Twitter reminded her that her own vast personal wealth was estimated to be roughly $114 million, according to her 2018 personal financial disclosure. Others brought up her infamous appearance on “The Late Night Show with James Corden” from her residence in San Francisco on April 14 in front of her $20,000-plus refrigerator filled with costly ice cream pints while her party blocked the effort to add $250 billion in the pandemic-related small-business loans. When the host asked her about her high-end domestic possession, Pelosi revealed her love for chocolate and ice-cream and also opened the freezer drawer to show several costly pints of Jeni’s ice-cream that she had in store. The octogenarian said she consumes ice-cream and candy “as much as possible”. “I enjoy it better than anything else, and I don’t know why, but it seems to agree with me,” she said, adding: “I have a lot of energy. I don't know what I would've done if ice cream were not invented.”

The show of wealth had Republicans go to the extent of mocking the 80-year-old Pelosi as “Nancy Antoinette”,  the 18th-century French queen whose antipathy for the poor has become legendary. It is commonly believed that the queen, who was sent to the guillotine during the French Revolution, had advised the starving peasants to have cake if they did not have bread to eat. Pelosi’s display of her personal ice-cream filled freezer came at a time when the common American is facing a massive economic crisis because of Covid-19 made the GOP draw the analogy. 

Reacting to her latest comments about the unequal distribution of wealth in the country, one user wrote, "Oddly even after decades in office and millions in personal wealth, they never volunteer to reduce or donate their Congressional salary," while another second remarked, "Nancy is going to give one of her $20,000 ice cream freezers to the under privileged, right?" One more commented, "As she wipes her chin of ice cream at forty dollars a pint, eaten off a gold spoon from a $24,000.00 refrigerator is a multimillion dollar house (one of many). Oh that is not to mention her families wealth grew by hundreds of millions of dollars during the pandemic, laughable!"

"Pelosi owns a $24,000 fridge," one of the noted while the next said, "You are amazing! Can you share a few dollars or pint of ice cream." A commenter tweeted, "Her fridge: $25k Mine: $2." One more reacted with, "Coming from her, that's hilarious." Another wrote, "Her net worth is over 100M." One more pointed out, "Yes. Look at my fridge/freezer (and what it's stocked with) compared with yours. Clear disparities of income."



 

 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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