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The tweet was later deleted, but that didn’t stop social media users from questioning whether Pelosi can “tell two Black men apart.”
“Madam Speaker, that’s not Willie Mays,” former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted in response to the now-deleted tweet.
“‘Cause all black people look the same,” Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli commented.
One user called it “pretty inexcusable,” while conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza asked whether Pelosi thinks “all Blacks look alike.”
“Can she not tell two Black men apart,” Chuck Woolery tweeted.
Pelosi has since issued a new tweet with the same wording and a photo of herself posing beside Mays.