House speaker delivers a viral moment by tearing up the president’s State of the Union address.
It was the rip heard ’round the world.
“It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternatives,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter as she left the event.
The ending capped off an evening that began with an icy moment between the two: Trump appeared to snub Pelosi’s offer of a handshake, and she dispensed with part of the traditional introduction to the president.
The speech’s dramatic conclusion quickly trended on Twitter ― with many Pelosi supporters hailing her act of defiance:
YYYAASSS QUEEN to Pelosi ripping his speech in half and tossing it on the table like garbage.
— Stephanie Land (@stepville) February 5, 2020
His words have never been worth the paper they’re printed on, so this makes sense. https://t.co/fkizb1YVEW
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 5, 2020
Better rip up a (campaign) speech than rip apart our country, right @realDonaldTrump ?!?
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 5, 2020
… the state of our union is wild. pic.twitter.com/jaZX3SVssL
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) February 5, 2020
NANCY IS THE SINEAD O'CONNOR WE DESERVE.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) February 5, 2020
Nancy Pelosi shredding Trump’s SOTU speech right in front of his dumb face is literally the most badass thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. pic.twitter.com/rUnQLgXOtv
— dontatme30⁷ (@dontatme30) February 5, 2020
Pelosi shredding the speech right now is some real time shade. Wow.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) February 5, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a badass.pic.twitter.com/etfDsFBOhu
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 5, 2020
“Because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked why she ripped up Trump's speech on national television
Hero. Queen. Legend.#SOTU
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 5, 2020
Watching the people who decry “liberal snowflakes” clutching their pearls over Pelosi tearing up President Pussygrabber’s speech is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen.
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) February 5, 2020
It’s over. There is no moment in reality TV that will now ever top Nancy Pelosi ripping up the words of the reality TV President.
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) February 5, 2020
— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) February 5, 2020
An American. https://t.co/1b7ZdT5xJ3
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) February 5, 2020
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) February 5, 2020
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 5, 2020
Pelosi tore up a printout of a speech.
The Republicans shredded the Constitution.
Only the latter threatens to undermine America.
— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) February 5, 2020
Nancy Pelosi is the Queen 👑 https://t.co/vvZp9CWcWf
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) February 5, 2020
Don’t worry, we already know you are going to wag fingers at us about civility after the Pelosi shred.
But daily he shreds truth, norms, decency, honor, and dignity.
And as a serial rapist, he shreds lives.
— A Republic If You Can Keep It (@kamcc71) February 5, 2020
— paulspieceofmind (@barebones984) February 5, 2020
— Misti Simpson 🌊☕☕🍷❤🧡💛💚💙💜 (@SimpsonMisti) February 5, 2020
Author: Ed Mazza