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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has an embarrassing 'please clap' moment at CNN town hall
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has an embarrassing 'please clap' moment at CNN town hall

It didn't work out for Jeb either

Presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was ridiculed on social media over a moment where she had to encourage the audience to applaud for her, which reminded many of Jeb Bush's "please clap" debacle.

Klobuchar was speaking about her accomplishments during a CNN town hall when she made the dreaded gaffe. She took a question from a student about the "discontented middle class in the American heartland" that President Donald Trump won over.

"How do you plan on winning back both their trust and their vote?" he asked.

"I guess you look at what I've done," Klobuchar smiled back.

"And that is that I am someone that runs in a purple state. It is a state that when I first started running for office, the other senator was republican, the governor is republican, and three of our four constitutional officers were Republican," she explained.

"And then I started running," she continued.

"And every single time I have run, I have won every single congressional district in my state, including Michele Bachmann's, OK?" she paused for applause, but only got scattered laughter.

"It's when you guys are supposed to cheer! OK? Alright!" she said.

The audience laughed but also applauded moderately.

The moment reminded many of a video that went viral during the 2016 primary election of Jeb Bush asking a small audience to "please clap!" after he gave an impassioned speech that was met with silence. It was used against him to demonstrate the lack of enthusiasm for his campaign.

Here's the video of the embarrassing moment:

Klobuchar to Town Hall Audience: 'It's When you Guys Are Supposed to Cheer'www.youtube.com

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