On 8/3/2022, Nancy Pelosi gave a speech to the Taiwanese where she started babbling in confusion. Pelosi went off script and started talking about President “Benjamin Franklin” who was an inventor and statesman but never a president. Pelosi was the first US House Speaker to visit Taiwan since Newt Gingrich in 1997.


Of course, the transcript released by her office omitted the part about President Franklin.


Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Following Bilateral Meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan

I said at a meeting earlier with the parliamentarians: in our earliest days of our founding of our country, Benjamin Franklin, he said: freedom and democracy, freedom and democracy are one thing, security here.  If we don’t have ” we can’t have either, if we don’t have both.”


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