Just moments ago, 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.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 5, 2020
Pelosi RIPS the state of the union copy right after President Trump finishes pic.twitter.com/9Uw6yROcRi
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) February 5, 2020
The Hill reports
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.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com