Democrats' Anti-Trump Protest Goes Horribly Wrong as Microphone Malfunctions
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounded like a spokeswoman for an old Verizon ad campaign.
"Can you hear?" she continuously said to the crowds gathered Monday night on the steps of the Supreme Court.
As top Democratic leaders held a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, the microphone they used did not work properly.
The crowds could not hear what was being said so they resorted to chants including "Lock him up!" in reference to Trump.
"Look at that moon. It's a new moon. All right, can you hear me now?" Pelosi said at one point.
She then instructed those around her to sing "This Land Is Your Land" again until the microphones began working, which wound up never happening.
To add insult to injury, after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke, Pelosi turned to Schumer and asked him to "introduce the real people."
"Where are they?" Schumer asked, soon realizing the "real people" were not there.
Naturally, Trump addressed the nightmare of a protest on Twitter.
Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2017
Pelosi released a statement Tuesday morning through her spokesman Drew Hammill:
"The mic briefly didn't work, but this thin-skinned President clearly heard the voices of the more than 250 Members of Congress and thousands of others who gathered outside the Supreme Court last night. The President's immoral executive order is clearly unconstitutional -- no matter how many times he tweets or how many Administration officials he fires."
Schumer also released a statement through spokesman Matt House:
"President Trump should learn that name calling is not going to solve the many problems this administration has already brought upon itself. He ought to repeal this un-American, poorly put-together, and rushed executive order that makes America less safe and figure out a real way to stop terrorism."
Watch the above video to see these awkward moments for yourself.