House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that one of the proudest moments of her life was learning her Irish-Italian grandson’s birthday wish was to have “brown skin and brown eyes” like his Guatemalan friend Antonio.
Pelosi said “this was a proud day for me” and described the moment repeatedly as “so beautiful.”
“Is it healthy to hate yourself because of the way god made you?” Tucker Carlson asked. “Nancy Pelosi thinks it is.”
PELOSI: I’m reminded of my own grandson. He is Irish, English, whatever, whatever, and Italian-American, he is a mix. But he looks more the other [Italian] side of the family, shall we say.
And when he had his sixth birthday… he had a very close friend whose name is Antonio, he’s from Guatemala. And he has beautiful tan skinned, beautiful brown eyes, and this was a proud day for me, because when my grandson blew out the candles on his cake, they said did you make a wish?
He said yes, he made a wish. What is your wish? I wish I had brown skin and brown eyes like Antonio.
So beautiful. So beautiful. The beauty is in the mix. The face of the future for our country is all-American. And that has many versions.
I wonder, if a black person said, “I wish I had blonde hair and blue eyes,” would Nancy Pelosi view that as “so beautiful”? Or would she view it as sad because they’re not proud of who they are?
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