Nancy Pelosi said she has always felt ‘connected’ to China because she was told as a child that if she dug a hole deep enough she would reach the Asian country on the other side of the world.
‘When I was a little girl, I was told when at the beach, that if I dug a hole deep enough we would reach China,’ the House Speaker said Friday.
‘So, we’ve always felt a connection there,’ Pelosi added during a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
The comment came in response to a very serious question about whether Pelosi thinks the U.S.-Chinese relationship will be affected by the days of intense military drills in the region following her trip to Taiwan.
It is not immediately clear whether Pelosi was joking in the clip that circulated on social media over the weekend.
Pelosi was standing beside other Democratic representatives part of the delegation visiting Asia, which included a stop in Taiwan to the ire of China, when she made the comments.
The phrase ‘dig a hole to China’ is a joke said by many American parents to kids digging at the beach or in sand boxes. It’s used to say that they are digging so much that the child will reach the other side of the Earth if they keep going.
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Source: Daily Mail