Cher Calls Nancy Pelosi a ‘True Icon’

Former entertainer Cher described Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Wednesday as a “true icon” in a political system “almost exclusively run by white guys.”

Collecting an award at the VH1 Trailblazer Honors award ceremony in Los Angeles, Cher said, “We hear the word ‘icon’ a lot, you know, describing people like me, and 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.”

“When I see Trump spew his hate and tell his gazillion lies, I get pissed off and I feel uneasy at the same time,” she added. “I see Nancy come on TV and I think, ‘OK, this is all good, Nancy is in the house.’”