At the end of last night’s State of the Union address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tore a copy of President Donald Trump’s speech in half. And yes, the internet is currently on fire. Thank you for asking.
Pelosi, after her blatant act of defiance against the impeached president, told reporters outside the Capitol Building that Trump’s speech was “a manifesto of mistruths,” according to CNN. She later echoed this sentiment in a press release published via Speaker.gov.
“The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people,” the February 4th statement reads.
Pelosi spoke specifically about the issue of healthcare and how she found Trump’s State of the Union lacking in such a vital area for U.S. citizens.
Pelosi called the address a “call to action,” but many think the real call to action was Pelosi doing this right after President Trump concluded his address:
I guess Nancy Pelosi didn’t like the speech. pic.twitter.com/rTpSPpJgmU— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 5, 2020
For the nth time this presidential term, Pelosi was meme-ified for showing the public how she really feels. And although we completely understand the severity of and intention behind this action, we can’t help but laugh.
Jean Valjean is nothing now!— MKB (@MatthewKBegbie) February 5, 2020
Another story must begin! pic.twitter.com/fIm3hBvjv7
When Columbia House sent me a bill after I got 12 CDs for a penny:— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 5, 2020
Nancy Pelosi passively aggressively flipping through papers pic.twitter.com/xlA6XQWvVf— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) February 5, 2020
nice try Nancy, but you need to take that speech to Mount Doom and cast it into the fires of Orodruin https://t.co/daw5bDF9LQ— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) February 5, 2020
Me ripping up the study guide after failing the test: pic.twitter.com/HVPXObzpGG— Josh Silverman (@JoshMSilverman) February 5, 2020
Even when Pelosi offered a more immediate response to her speech-tearing prior to issuing a formal statement, the internet couldn’t help itself.
Jake Gyllenhaal when Taylor Swift said “maybe this thing was a masterpiece” pic.twitter.com/61HM3FC5Bv— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) February 5, 2020
Me when I finally leave the dance floor when I go out on a Thursday night pic.twitter.com/od6eIgwyCb— maybe: clare (@clur19) February 5, 2020
Not sure how to smoothly combine my love for The Room memes with Nancy Pelosi ripping up Trump’s speech so this is just me letting you all know that I tried and this is the best I could do pic.twitter.com/neuHD5eHTX— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) February 5, 2020
Though people are having fun with the meme, Pelosi is receiving just as much hate as she is praise. Even some Democrats are peeved about the way the Speaker handled the State of the Union address. However, we can only imagine Pelosi has had it up to here with the political antics currently at play, and sometimes, you just have to release some steam any way you can.
Needless to say, the Pelosi paper meme is going to come in handy for many tweets to come.