President Donald Trump addressed Congress in his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Before Trump could finish his remarks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stood up and ripped his prepared speech. She did not even attempt to hide what she was doing.
Pelosi claimed she did it "because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” She made it sound like she was that disgusted by Trump's remarks that she simply could not handle it, and it was better for her to shred pieces of paper than to do what exactly? Punch him? Lash out? We still are not sure of what the "alternative" is, but she assures us it could have been much worse.
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.”
A new video from the New York Post debunks what she said. In the video she is shown pre-ripping the speech. Apparently she wanted to make sure that when the cameras were on her that the papers ripped like she wanted them to.
This isn't really all that surprising. We all knew that Pelosi did that as a stunt. It is why she ripped the speech in sections. And when she did it, she made sure to change directions. It was clear she was doing it so every camera could see, at least at some point in time.