‘Please clap’: Jeb’s pitiful plea to crowd could be most awkward moment of 2016 elections

In what was perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment of the 2016 presidential season, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to coax his supporters to clap at an event Wednesday.

It took place during a New Hampshire campaign appearance when, referring to Republican candidate Donald Trump, said he “won’t trash talk” and the next president should be “a lot quieter.”

Apparently, the audience didn’t see it as the punch line Bush thought it was, so he prodded them to “Please clap.”


Watch the video, followed by a Vine showing the moment.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles