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Seconds After Trump Finished, Pelosi Grabbed His Speech and Tore It into Pieces On-Air

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The moment after President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was seen ripping up a printed copy of his remarks.

It was easily the most dramatic moment of a night that had seen things remain relatively civil to that point.

And the White House responded with fire:

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The moment set social media ablaze.

Later, Pelosi was asked by a reporter what she thought about Trump’s speech.

“I tore it up,” she said.

Pelosi said she ripped up the speech “because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech,” according to ABC News.

But many on Twitter thought Pelosi’s stunt lacked class:

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“Tonight, Nancy Pelosi acted like a petulant child,” Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier tweeted.

“Can’t wait for her to lose her speakership!” he added.

“Who agrees?”

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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