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The White House Slammed Nancy Pelosi For Ripping Up Trump's State Of The Union Speech—And Twitter Ripped Trump Right Back

On the eve of his likely acquittal by the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump addressed both houses of Congress in his annual State of the Union address.

Of course, no matter what he'd like you to think, a speech from Trump, the 3rd U.S. President to be impeached and the only one whose trial included no witnesses or evidence, will never be completely normal.


And although there were portions that felt like they might have been delivered by any President, the speech also contained several egregious falsehoods.

No one knew this better than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who, at the end of Trump's address, made a very bold statement by ripping up her printed copy of the speech.

The White House was quick to respond on Twitter.

They claimed Pelosi's action was a cry of war against every positive thing Trump mentioned.

Pelosi took a much dimmer view of the address, saying tearing it up was the "courteous thing to do" considering some of the falsehoods it was peddling.



As is almost always the case, the same conservatives who back President Trump's every slur and attack branded Pelosi's act as one of the most petty, norm-shattering things they'd ever witnessed.




Meanwhile, many liberals on Twitter saw the move as a savvy, almost Trumpian attempt to divert media attention.



Of course, the debate will continue online until the next controversy comes along.


As far as State of the Unions go, this was certainly an eventful one.


For those who were paying close attention, Pelosi's rip was well foreshadowed.




And we all know how things ended...

The results of the 2020 election will determine whether this is Trump's last State of the Union. Voters on both sides of the aisle are working tirelessly to make sure they come out victorious.