Twitter’s most rip-roaring responses to Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech

  • 02/05/2020 11:55 am ET Sunny Hundal
Twitter responds to Pelosi ripping up Trump's SOTU speech

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After Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) visibly ripped up her copy of the speech in full view of the cameras.

At the conclusion of the President’s words, the other lawmakers in the room stood and applauded. Pelosi, however, stood and methodically tore the speech in half before tossing it back on the dais. It was the rip heard around the country, and it sparked a Twitter storm both for and against the Speaker’s actions.

Praised her political genius

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Some users immediately started praising Pelosi’s political genius.

Everyone is definitely busy talking about her power move. Do they even remember that Trump gave a speech?

Why? Because there was no truth in it

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Pelosi says she “tore it up” because she couldn’t find any truth in the speech. According to the New York Times, the entire address contained only five truthful statements.

Six things the President said were downright false, but the majority of the speech contained exaggerations, half-truths, misleading statements, and things taken out of context.

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One Twitter user pointed out that Pelosi’s tear distracted everyone from yet another garbled word. Mispronunciations are becoming a regular occurrence. Trump probably appreciates having a distraction from this most recent one.

Republican hypocrisy

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Republicans were full of outrage at Pelosi’s audacity, but they didn’t seem to mind the sound of shredding paper when the GOP Senators were promising a sham impeachment trial.

Lack of decorum?

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Some called Pelosi’s move classless. These are the same people that praise a president who tells it like it is. Trump is constantly calling people names on Twitter, not to mention all the other stuff…

Political defiance

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Pelosi wasn’t throwing a tantrum, shredding the speech was a calculated move delivered when it would have the most impact.

“As Trump finished, the final word went to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who pointedly and obviously tore up Trump’s speech for the cameras. Ever since, media has been on fire over her demonstration, which we have to think was precisely her intention. Her action stole all of Trump’s thunder, which will defang his speech as well as infuriate him. As a long-time observer of political leaders, I am in awe of her ability to read and dominate a situation, even situations in which she appears to have a losing hand.”

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It seems the only one allowed to dish it out is Trump. His supporters love the way he trash-talks everyone and everything, but apparently, they don’t like it when someone gives it right back.

Acting like a child

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Didn’t the evening start with Trump snubbing a handshake? It seems a bit unfair to only pick on Pelosi’s actions and gloss over those of the President.

She took the high road

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Being forced to listen to a rambling speech full of lies and half-truths would be difficult for anyone. Under the circumstances, many think Pelosi kept her cool by only ripping up the speech.

It’s only paper

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There is a lot of uproar over the tearing apart of a few pieces of paper. Some pointed out that things were a lot quieter when the administration was ripping apart families.

Taking a stand

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“So much for the tolerant left,” is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot.

She won’t be bullied

Twitter's most rip-roaring responses to Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech

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There are a lot of people willing to excuse the President’s penchant for bullying, but Nancy Pelosi is not one of them.

She takes no sh*t

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The fight is strong in Madame Speaker.

Like a boss

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Her boss move had #NancyIsABadAss trending on Twitter.

Prophet Pelosi?

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Democratic women wore their white once again in solidarity.

Take a seat

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Ripping up a speech hardly compares to Trump’s neverending rap sheet.

 

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