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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Nancy Pelosi Needs to Smile More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says the Country Would Be "Better For It" If Nancy Pelosi Smiled More

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined CNN's Chris Cuomo the day after Trump's State of the Union address to discuss the events of the evening. Cuomo kicked off the conversation by saying, "That room last night was grossly divided. I've never seen Nancy Pelosi's face like that," and asked Sanders how she thinks president Trump can unify a room of politicians that are so heavily at odds. Sanders responded by saying, "I think doing exactly what he did last night. I'm gonna be a little bit in disagreement with you — I think Nancy Pelosi looks like that all the time. I think she should smile a lot more often. I think the country would be better for it. She seems to kind of embody the bitterness that belongs in the Democrat party right now."

Ah, the classic "women need to smile more" advice. Sounds familiar, right? It's one of the most common things women hear as they are walking past men on the street: that condescending command, "Smile more, sweetie." If we're zooming in on facial expressions caught on camera during the State of the Union, let's be honest: Nancy Pelosi wasn't the only one who looked bored at times. Even Bernie Sanders's unenthusiastic clapping inspired tons of hilarious reactions on Twitter. Woman to woman, Sanders telling Pelosi to smile more is not a mature or respectful thing to do — but watch the full conversation above and decide for yourself.

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