House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech by tearing up her copy and tossing it away, sparking outrage and the hashtag “#classless” to trend on Twitter.
Pelosi’s actions were an extreme breach of etiquette and clearly meant to disrespect the President of the United States.
This proves once again that Pelosi is completely controlled by extremists within her party and models her behavior after them. Despite this, Madam Speaker defended her actions.
When asked why she did it, Pelosi responded: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives. I tore it up. I was trying to find one page with truth on it. I couldn’t.”
Had a Republican done this to a Democrat president, they would have immediately been censured.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) February 5, 2020
Perhaps Nancy thought she was holding a copy of the United States Constitution and she was simply doing what her party has done since the dawn of time – shredding it.
Whatever her reasons, Pelosi’s actions were one of the more disgraceful things we’ve ever seen at a State of the Union address. A difficult feat in an age where everything the resistance party does is disgraceful.
The backlash was swift, with trends being sparked by the House Speaker ranging from leftists pleased with her childish antics referring to her as ‘Madam Speaker’ and others disgusted and labeling her as ‘classless.’
Fox News personality Sean Hannity praised the President’s optimistic speech and railed against Pelosi for the stunt.
It was “one of the most classless things ever done in the history of the State of the Union,” Hannity claimed.
House Freedom Caucus member Mark Meadows (R-NC) added, “We saw Nancy Pelosi ripping up a speech just like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi and others have been trying to rip apart America for the last three years.”
That’s not even hyperbole.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” pic.twitter.com/nYTjAZAwGo
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) February 5, 2020
If anything, Pelosi’s actions show that the top Democrat is clearly frustrated. The President just delivered an optimistic speech to the nation, will be acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial any day now, and has seen his approval rating surge.
Like a petulant child, Pelosi stomps her feet and literally shreds his speech in front of the nation.
“Trump’s best day of his presidency coincided with one of Democrats’ worst days,” Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist wrote. “And there was no way for either side to hide it.”
Added Townhall Editor Katie Pavlich, “The only thing Pelosi and dems have is her ripping up President Trump’s speech at the end.”
“Petty and pathetic,” she added. “Democrats are losing.”
If Nancy is this ‘petty and pathetic’ now, just imagine how she’s going to act when Trump wins re-election.