President Donald Trump addressed Congress in his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Although he could have easily mentioned tomorrow's impeachment vote and the sham trial currently taking place in the Senate, his speech focused on unity and America coming together to be stronger than ever before.
Before Trump could finish his remarks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stood up and ripped his prepared speech. She didn't even attempt to hide what she was doing.
People on social media were caught off guard by the move.
Nancy Pelosi is a national disgrace— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2020
Pelosi also gives us the gift of GIFs and words. https://t.co/FRd5VKzjhJ— Amy Siskind ?????? (@Amy_Siskind) February 5, 2020
Cue Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech gifs.— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) February 5, 2020
The 2020 version of the clap.
America is full satire.
Pelosi rips up Pres. Trump's speech. How utterly disrespectful & immature.pic.twitter.com/dtRkGo41ir— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 5, 2020
Pelosi’s tearing up of @realDonaldTrump’s speech was vicious & small-minded, but it also shows her political impotence. Trump is President, he’ll be President after the vote tomorrow & he’s looking at four more years, possibly minus a Democratic Speaker of the House #SOTU2020— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 5, 2020
I don't think I can think of anything more childish that Nancy Pelosi could have done than ripping up Trump's #SOTU speech.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 5, 2020
The Democrats are truly a bunch of clowns.
After tearing up Trump's speech, when almost all the members left the House chamber, Pelosi walked off the podium to Dem side. She took the torn-up speech and waved it to her family and friends up in the suite reserved for the Speaker's VIPs.— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) February 5, 2020
Never seen a SOTU like this one. https://t.co/26B6F5lcd3
After Pelosi was seen ripping up what appeared to be Trump’s speech, she was speaking to Dems on the floor, including impeachment managers Demings and Jeffries— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 5, 2020
What's amazing is her reasoning:
Exchange between @FoxNews producer Jason Donner and @SpeakerPelosi— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 5, 2020
Question: Why did you rip up the speech madam speaker?
Speaker Pelosi: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.”
Q: Why did you tear up the speech?— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) February 5, 2020
PELOSI: “Because it was the courteous thing to do.”
PELOSI: “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.”
Asked why she ripped up Trump’s speech, @SpeakerPelosi said because it was “a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”— Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) February 5, 2020
President Trump spent his entire speech talking about the successes the American people have had since he took office. He could have lashed out at Democrats and mentioned impeachment but he didn't say a single word about it. He was cordial. And what did Pelosi do? Act like a little kid throwing a tantrum. Pelosi's behavior is the type of swampy behavior Americans absolutely hate.