As my colleague Sister Toldjah reported, at the end of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripped up his speech for the cameras, for which she got a lot of backfire.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 5, 2020
She followed that up by justifying it saying it was the “courteous thing to do considering all the alternatives.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.” pic.twitter.com/nYTjAZAwGo
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) February 5, 2020
But on top of that, Pelosi sought to recast the evening and indeed her approach to Trump’s whole time as president as one in which she has been the one offering the hand of “friendship.”
Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done #ForThePeople. We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot. #SOTU pic.twitter.com/ELJqR9q4xD
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 5, 2020
Friendship? Ripping up his speech is not “friendship.” Trying to impeach someone pretty much since he was elected is not “friendship.” Saying he’ll be “impeached forever” is not “friendship.” Trying to do everything you can to undermine him since before he was elected to hold/get back power is not “friendship.” Nor is any of that an effort to work together on behalf of the American people. It’s pretty much the opposite of that.
She was clearly disturbed throughout the speech that he was going to be acquitted forever on Wednesday. It was an effort to try to upstage him and replicate her clap response she did after the last SOTU, which was also rude.
If Trump didn’t shake her hand and I’m not convinced he actually even saw it offered, that’s a personal interaction. You can see here, it doesn’t look like he even saw it. He didn’t shake Pence’s hand either. Just another example of Democratic “view” being skewed with Pelosi.
It’s very likely he didn’t even see your handshake. Watch the video.
You were a disgrace to America tonight. Shameful behavior. pic.twitter.com/4fMWSKCK62
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 5, 2020
But Pelosi’s actions in the ripping of the speech and the justifying it was not only a very public rejection of the traditional norms of the SOTU, but an attack on everything and everyone in it, on Americans, as the White House noted in response.
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.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 5, 2020
These folks, who deserve all our honor, whose stories should be known and not ripped up.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020
Imagine what those Americans thought at that moment, if they saw her.