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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi entering a salon with no face mask on.

Salongate is a term used to describe Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's extreme liberal hypocrisy and exhibition of childish behaviors in early September 2020 when she visited a hair salon in San Francisco that violated coronavirus lockdown orders and doubled down by avoiding personal responsibility. On September 1, 2020, security footage emerged of Pelosi visiting a hair salon without a face mask[1] and in violation of her own city's lockdown orders.[2] This was despite the fact that she had repeatedly lectured others on the importance of mask-wearing, a matter pointed out in a Trump campaign ad.[3] Her action sparked strong criticisms.[4]

After being caught in her action, Rep. Pelosi acted in the manner of an irresponsible and spoiled teenager by blaming the salon owner Erica Kious, accusing the latter of a "setup" and demanding that they apologize to her.[5] The ridiculous claim was thoroughly rebuked by Kious,[6] a single mother of two children, though it didn't stop Pelosi's stylist from acting as an apologist for the House Speaker's actions.[7]

When appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight at Fox News,[8] Kious reported that she received death threats and had to relocate following Pelosi's action/remarks.[9] A GoFundMe effort has been started by Amy Tarkanian, the wife of Danny Tarkanian, to support her.[10] Kristi Noem, the incumbent movement conservative governor of South Dakota, offered to welcome Kious into her state.[11]

The video of Pelosi entering the salon without a face mask has been played by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.[12] President Trump also mocked the representative for her actions,[13] and suggested that the salon owner ought to replace Pelosi as Speaker of the House.[14][15]

Many liberals who maintain a habit of shifting responsibility blamed Trump for Pelosi's actions, including Chris "Fredo the Younger" Cuomo.[16] The mayor of San Francisco also attacked Trump and called him a "terrorist".[17]

Kious has raised over $335,000.

Kious announced on September 10, 2020 that she was afraid to head back to San Francisco and would permanently close her shop.[18]


  1. Maskless Nancy Pelosi Goes to San Francisco Hair Salon Despite Coronavirus Restrictions
  2. Pelosi Violated Lockdown Rules to Get a Hairdo. Now She's Demanding an Apology — from the Salon?!
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  8. Salon owner joins Tucker, pushes back on Pelosi’s claim she was ‘set-up’
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  12. White House plays Pelosi salon video to open briefing
  13. Donald Trump Mocks Nancy Pelosi for Getting Caught Unmasked in Hair Salon
  15. Salon owner appreciates Trump support to be House speaker over Pelosi
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