Nancy Pelosi tears up Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Literally.

Nancy Pelosi tears up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Literally.

Nancy Pelosi
At the end of US President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address, which was just over an hour long and has been described as more akin to a campaign speech, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi could be seen tearing a paper copy of the speech into pieces.

She then cast the torn up pieces of paper aside.

Pelosi said afterwards ripping up the speech was “the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives” and that there wasn’t a single page ‘with truth on it’.

It came after President Trump appeared to reject Pelosi’s handshake at the beginning of proceedings, when he handed copies of the speech to Pelosi and the Vice-President Mike Pence.

Pelosi highlighted this snub in a tweet she sent shortly after Trump’s State of the Union address, with a photo showing the President ignoring her offer of a handshake.

The White House was quick to denigrate Pelosi’s actions, accusing her of undermining the Americans ‘honoured’ in Trump’s speech.

Pelosi has come under fierce criticism from Trump supporters and republicans with the rebuke being described as childish, classless and pathetic.

The irony of Donald Trump’s defenders calling out childish behaviour is not lost.

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