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It was the rip heard ’round the world.
“It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternatives,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter as she left the event.
The ending capped off an evening that began with an icy moment between the two: Trump appeared to snub Pelosi’s offer of a handshake, and she dispensed with part of the traditional introduction to the president.
The speech’s dramatic conclusion quickly trended on Twitter ― with many Pelosi supporters hailing her act of defiance:
YYYAASSS QUEEN to Pelosi ripping his speech in half and tossing it on the table like garbage.
— Stephanie Land (@stepville) February 5, 2020
His words have never been worth the paper they’re printed on, so this makes sense. https://t.co/fkizb1YVEW
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 5, 2020
Better rip up a (campaign) speech than rip apart our country, right @realDonaldTrump ?!?
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 5, 2020
… the state of our union is wild. pic.twitter.com/jaZX3SVssL
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) February 5, 2020
NANCY IS THE SINEAD O’CONNOR WE DESERVE.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) February 5, 2020
Nancy Pelosi shredding Trump’s SOTU speech right in front of his dumb face is literally the most badass thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. pic.twitter.com/rUnQLgXOtv
— dontatme30⁷ (@dontatme30) February 5, 2020
Pelosi shredding the speech right now is some real time shade. Wow.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) February 5, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a badass.pic.twitter.com/etfDsFBOhu
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 5, 2020
“Because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked why she ripped up Trump’s speech on national television
Hero. Queen. Legend.#SOTU
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 5, 2020
Nancy Pelosi tearing up that garbage SOTU speech is a whole damn mood. 👑🔥💪🏽
— Alexandra the Brave (@SashaMichelle89) February 5, 2020
Watching the people who decry “liberal snowflakes” clutching their pearls over Pelosi tearing up President Pussygrabber’s speech is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen.
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) February 5, 2020
It’s over. There is no moment in reality TV that will now ever top Nancy Pelosi ripping up the words of the reality TV President.
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) February 5, 2020
— Omar S. Aguado (@omaraguadoart) February 5, 2020
— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) February 5, 2020
— Natalie (@natateaaa) February 5, 2020
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) February 5, 2020
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 5, 2020
Pelosi tore up a printout of a speech.
The Republicans shredded the Constitution.
Only the latter threatens to undermine America.
— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) February 5, 2020
— PebblesJ (@Madison_Jourdan) February 5, 2020
Don’t worry, we already know you are going to wag fingers at us about civility after the Pelosi shred.
But daily he shreds truth, norms, decency, honor, and dignity.
And as a serial rapist, he shreds lives.
— A Republic If You Can Keep It (@kamcc71) February 5, 2020
Pelosi is Stone Cold and I’m loving it. pic.twitter.com/rUKSkz200M
— Brian D. Shields🧢 (@BrianDShields) February 5, 2020
— paulspieceofmind (@barebones984) February 5, 2020
— Misti Simpson 🌊☕☕🍷❤🧡💛💚💙💜 (@SimpsonMisti) February 5, 2020
— Liza Donnelly (@lizadonnelly) February 5, 2020
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“We just watched what you just watched. We felt what you just felt. We drank what you drank,” he said. “Only now, we’re drunk at work. I hope my boss doesn’t find out!”
Reminding himself that he’s the boss, Colbert took another drink:
“I have a feeling he’s going to be cool with it,” Colbert cracked.
Colbert then tore into Trump’s speech, highlighting some of the biggest lies and flubs as well as his promises, like when he vowed to bring high-speed Internet access to rural America.
Or, as Colbert put it: “She ripped him a new one.”
Check out his full monologue below:
And Twitter users tried to wrap their heads around some of the oddities in the image, from the less-than-thrilled expression on the face of acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to the unusually gleeful one on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Several people, including Mulvaney and Trump’s eldest sons ― Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump ― moved from seats in the front cabin to the back to be in the photo. Housing Secretary Ben Carson also moved from the front to be in the photo, but not to a seat. Rather, he perched on an armrest and appeared mostly in the center aisle of the plane and in the middle of the image.
Twitter users tried to take some guesses as to what was going on in the awkward photo:
When the Sunken Place doesn’t even have a seat for you.😳 pic.twitter.com/03hyjox5H5
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) February 4, 2020
— Kevin Walling (@KevinPWalling) February 4, 2020
The government officials in this photo have spent *a lot* of time at properties Trump owns and profits from. Here’s how many times they’ve visited:
David Bernhardt-4 pic.twitter.com/6Jk0CQVLUa
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) February 4, 2020
Did they kidnap Mulvaney and hold him hostage? https://t.co/07PWkzSPWb
— Witch, Hunting🦸🏻♀️ (@JustAGirl515) February 4, 2020
wow an entire plane full of people who use the recliner https://t.co/w2gyVF2lPT
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) February 4, 2020
Weird I wonder why Ben Carson was awkwardly shoehorned into the center of this photo. pic.twitter.com/GKZnTBPzWR
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 4, 2020
* record scratch *
* freeze frame *
Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. pic.twitter.com/CsDHmQlJnE
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) February 4, 2020
I fixed it so that Ben Carson looks just like every other Republican.
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) February 4, 2020
There is a lot happening in this picture, but also only one thing happening pic.twitter.com/Pn247J83LA
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 4, 2020
The last thing you see before you fall into the Sunken Place pic.twitter.com/p9ZSELOMTB
— Mikey B. 🕺 (@MeMikeyB) February 4, 2020
Everyone’s smiling except Mulvaney. Even Wilbur Ross looks happy. Mick’s face tells you who in that sea of red hats has the worst job. https://t.co/zEA4jziQUp
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) February 4, 2020
How did they get Wilbur Ross to fly commercial?! https://t.co/N8AjcOgfkX
— thirst bandit (@pdxrivers) February 5, 2020
The GOP sure looks like a cult to me. pic.twitter.com/DaKBCfqpgF
— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈 🗽 (@ProudResister) February 4, 2020
A few observations:
1) Why is Ben Carson the only one not seated?
2) Mick Mulvaney looks like he’s filming a hostage video.
3) The diversity is really reflective of what truly makes this country great…for white people.#NotMyPresident#ImpeachedForLife#AnyoneButTrump2020https://t.co/9qLwEasCg6
— Alan Ashby (@ashby112) February 4, 2020
“If we make BEN CARSON awkwardly stand squat in the aisle, it will make it less obvious that everyone on this bus is white.” pic.twitter.com/GCPgZFNl8e
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) February 4, 2020
[Record scratch] You’re probably wondering how I ended up on this plane with nowhere to sit and surrounded by white people. pic.twitter.com/bGt6fwu2uP
— darren, a dog liker (@tai_nugget) February 4, 2020
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