Nancy Pelosi Tear Up Donald Trump State of the Union Speech


Nancy Pelosi tears up Trump’s State of the Union speech after he finishes

Trump and Pelosi had a few moments on Tuesday night.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Feb 4, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:17 pm CDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech just as he finished delivering it on Tuesday night.

Pelosi, who as the head of the House of Representatives oversaw the lower chamber’s articles of impeachment against Trump several weeks ago, had a previous rift with the president on Tuesday night.

At the beginning of the speech, it appeared as if Trump rebuffed an offer by Pelosi for a handshake after he handed her a copy of his address.

After ripping up the speech, Pelosi placed the shredded copy into a pile on the dais next to her.

Pelosi said she ripped up the speech because it was “a courteous thing to do considering the alternatives,” according to Fox News.

The House speaker’s moment punctuating the State of the Union obviously got some attention on social media.

Other people didn’t appreciate Pelosi’s actions.

Trump steered relatively clear of impeachment in his speech.


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*First Published: Feb 4, 2020, 9:52 pm CST