Pelosi Selling ‘Don’t Mess With Nancy’ Shirts After Clash With Reporter

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) turned a clash with a reporter into a money-making opportunity.

Last week, Pelosi pushed back on the notion that she is pressing forward with the impeachment effort because she hates President Donald Trump.

I don’t hate anyone,” Pelosi told Sinclair Broadcasting reporter James Rosen after he asked if she hates Trump.

“And as a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone; I was raised in a way that is full … a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

Hours after the exchange, Pelosi’s Twitter account shared a page where you can buy a $39 crewneck sweatshirt that says, “Don’t mess with Nancy,” a reference to the latter part of Pelosi’s explosive response.

Other politicians have capitalized on viral moments to generate revenue. After a report claimed that Trump altered the projected path of Hurricane Dorian on a map with a sharpie — to bolster his claim that the storm could hit Alabama — the Trump campaign began selling “the official Trump marker,” complete with the president’s signature in gold, for $15.

After former presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said during one of the Democratic primary debates, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” his campaign made shirts with that quote emblazoned in red, white, and blue on it.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) campaign began selling a “Billionaire Tears Mug” for $25, touting the fact that billionaire Leon Cooperman teared up on live television while discussing her economic proposals.

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Mark Schlesinger

Made in Chinese gulags, no doubt.





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