Nancy Pelosi Had the Perfect Response for Why She Ripped Up Donald Trump's SOTU Speech, and People Are So Here for It

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President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address to Congress and members of the Supreme Court on Tuesday night.

The speech was rife with some of Trump's most famous lies. He claimed to be working to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, despite his administration fighting the Affordable Care Act in court. He painted undocumented immigrants as murderous "aliens." He claimed he'd sign a bill to lower prescription drug prices without mentioning the House drug pricing bill currently dying in the Senate.

Trump peppered the speech with made-for-tv moments—scholarship announcements, impromptu medals of freedom, soldiers reuniting with families—intended to please his supporters.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wasn't satisfied with the speech.


As soon as the President's address ended, Pelosi ripped the copy of his speech in half.

Watch below.

While Trump's supporters chastised the Speaker for the act of opposition, Pelosi isn't backing down.

When leaving the House chamber following the address, Pelosi was asked why she tore up the copy.

She responded:

"Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives."

Watch below.

She later called the speech a "manifesto of mistruths" on Twitter.

The move spurred strong negative reactions from her Republican colleagues, but with 31 falsehoods presented by the President in a single speech, many Democrats applauded the gesture.







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