Cher on Nancy Pelosi: “She gives me hope and courage … and when I grow up I want to be just like her’
Nancy Pelosi was honored Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the VH1 Trailblazer Honors event by none other than Cher!
Speaking on stage at Wilshire’s Ebell Theatre, Cher said: ‘When I see Trump spew his hate and tell his gazillion lies, I get pissed off and I feel uneasy at the same time. I see Nancy come on TV and I think, “OK, this is all good, Nancy is in the house.”‘
Cher then said: ‘We hear the word “icon” a lot, you know, describing people like me. As far as I’m concerned, the one true icon in this room tonight is the woman we’re honoring. Since the days of our founding fathers, since they signed the Declaration of Independence, our country has been run almost exclusively by old white guys. Thankfully, because of Nancy and other strong women, this is changing. Nancy is a fighter who won’t back down. She muscled through the [Affordable Healthcare Act], and [she] isn’t afraid to go toe to toe with a bully and beat him at his own game.’
Cher also praised Pelosi’s commitment to ‘the underdog, women and the LGBTQ community.’
‘She is the highest-ranking woman ever in American politics,’ Cher added. ‘Because of her and other strong women like her, soon there will be a woman president. She gives me hope and courage and she is elegant and formidable and when I grow up I want to be just like her.’