Even the Democrat-friendly mainstream media weren’t happy when a smiling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) passed out souvenir pens and other Democrats posed for selfies during the impeachment resolution signing ceremony earlier this month. It was in stark contrast to the “sad and somber” face Democrats (and their press allies) tried and failed to put on the issue of impeaching President Trump.
Fast forward two weeks later and Trump is having his revenge on a number of fronts.
The big one, obviously, is the failure of Senate Democrats to muster up enough votes to force “new witness” testimony in the impeachment trial. The second one took place earlier this week during the USMCA signing ceremony, as Fox News reports:
President Trump appeared to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week by gleefully handing out souvenir pens at the USMCA signing ceremony — a move that came after Pelosi was slammed for handing out souvenir pens with her name on them on the day she signed the resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.
Trump, who was celebrating one of his largest economic policy victories with the signing of the USMCA trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada — he promised to renegotiate NAFTA during his campaign — seemed to call back to Pelosi’s controversial moment as he shoveled handfuls of pens at lookers-on Wednesday.
Watch below to see Trump signing the agreement and then handing out handfuls of pens to the attendees who surrounded him:
Twitter users noticed the trolling, too, and reacted:
Love or Hate Trump. The Guy is funny. There's a vid going around right now of him passing out pens, just like Pelosi did after signing his impeachment articles. That kind of shit is winning people over.
— Rabbit (@ThisDeadRabbit) January 31, 2020
President Donald J. Trump mocks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week by gleefully handing out souvenir pens at the USMCA signing ceremony.
I don't know about you, but for me, a Trump USMCA pen sounds much better than the silly impeachment pen.
Give me 10, thank you!
— Paul Theophilus (@paulftheophilus) January 31, 2020
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) January 29, 2020
Democrats were not at the signing ceremony because they weren’t invited:
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) January 28, 2020
Even better than USMCA pens would be … acquittal pens:
I hope President Trump hands out Acquittal Pens at the State of the Union.
— Cari Kelemen (@KelemenCari) January 31, 2020
With the final Senate trial vote scheduled for Wednesday, handing out acquittal pens during the SOTU on Tuesday is off the table. It’s a darned good idea, though. 😉
By the way, Trump’s not the only one mocking Pelosi this week. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the “Pelosi clap” gesture on the floor of the U.S. Senate earlier today, enraging Democrats while making people with an actual sense of humor laugh.