BREAKING: White House Issues Statement on Pelosi Ripping Up the SOTU Address

Moments ago, the White House issued a statement via twitter on Pelosi ripping up a copy of the State of the Union address as soon as the speech ended.

The White House wrote:

Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:

One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

A service member’s reunion with his family.

That’s her legacy.

Team Trump then tweeted all the things Pelosi “ripped up” when she ripped up the speech.

Moments ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was confronted and asked why she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union Speech.

Pelosi appeared to reply “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.”


Dan Scavino wrote:

Nancy Pelosi destroyed a historical record tonight at

The speech she ripped up was a one-of-a-kind record, signed by POTUS and full of stories of Bravery, Heroism and Patriotism.

It belonged to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, not to her. What a disgusting display of raw partisanship!

Per TCO, Tuesday evening President Trump concluded his State of the Union address.

Nearly immediately after, House speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of the speech right in front of the cameras, while looking absolutely furious.

Social media was divided with some Democrats cheering the move and Trump supporters calling it rude, disrespectful and disgraceful.

One thing is for certain, it will be a moment that will be talked about for a long time.


The Hill reports

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address.

As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump’s speech and tore it in half. She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress.

The moment capped a tense address from Trump that started when the president appeared to snub Pelosi’s offer of a handshake.

Pelosi largely seemed to avoid looking at Trump throughout the address, instead reading from his prepared remarks and scanning the room.

She and other Democrats only stood and applauded periodically even as Republicans regularly gave ovations. Pelosi could be seen subtly shaking her head “no” when Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Social Security, as well as rejecting his claims that Democrats want to provide “unlimited healthcare” for undocumented immigrants.

The speech came weeks after the House impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and one day before the GOP-controlled Senate is likely to vote to acquit him.

Pelosi also made waves at Trump’s State of the Union last year, when her pointed applause at Trump calling for an end to “revenge politics” went viral.

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