OPINION| Mark S| By now I am sure that everyone in America has seen the clip of the nice old lady, Nancy Pelosi, tearing up President Trump’s State of The Union speech. A speech that went over like gangbusters to the American people.
While we do not know if Trump not shaking the Speaker’s hand when he came to take the podium (he didn’t shake Pence’s either) was what sent Nancy into such a tizzy, or if she had this show planned all along, it is looking like this was by no means a spur of the moment fit or rage.
— POLITICO (@politico) February 5, 2020
New video and picture evidence suggests that the wicked witch of the west coast likely came up with the stunt while she stewed in her seat as Trump absolutely crushed it Tuesday night.
The Gateway Pundit reported: ‘After the petty and petulant Nancy Pelosi ripped up President Trump’s speech at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday night, Vice President Mike Pence said she had planned the move.
The House Speaker said she didn’t.
Watch the clip for yourself.
Nancy Pelosi did a pre rip test just to make sure her boney fingers could do the job. Planned from the start and so sad. pic.twitter.com/LzSDPqalSg
— Benji Rivers (@BenjiRiversHQ) February 5, 2020
Pre RIP. Pre meditated destruction of government documents pic.twitter.com/p2Y4EiU2gf
— Patrick Kelly (@pjkellyct) February 5, 2020
Don’t take our word for it:
The Daily Mail reported that “A canny observer caught what appears to be the Speaker actually practicing the moves under the table before the speech was over,”
New York Post reported:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently made tiny tears into her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address — so that her speech-ripping moment could go off without a hitch.
As Trump introduced cancer-stricken radio host Rush Limbaugh — who received the Medal of Freedom during the speech — Pelosi could be seen grabbing the pages off the table.
Video shows her making what seemed to be a tearing motion and then placing the pages back on the table.
Photos of the sheets of paper show them face down on the table with small slits on the side, near where Pelosi would eventually rip them into pieces.
— Dakota Smith (@kotajack665) February 5, 2020
Vice President Pence gave a recap of the events as the man in the arena, seated directly to Pelosi’s right: “Pelosi, in the final moments, tried to make it about her. And I think the American people see through it. I think they see through the pettiness, they see through the politics of all of it,” .
Of course, a Spokesman for Speaker Pelosi insisted that her childish antics, ripping up the speech not pre-planned.
“The Vice President’s complicity in last night’s reality show is disgusting. He is in no position to lecture anyone about the Constitution, decorum or respect as he cheerleads the mistruths of his master,” The Speaker’s spokesman Drew Hammill told DailyMail.com.
The speaker got a rock star welcome from her Democratic Party when she met with them in the Capitol Wednesday morning,” The Daily Mail reported.
Lawmakers greeted her with thunderous applause and gave her a standing ovation when she explained why she ripped up Trump’s address.
‘He shredded the truth so I shredded his speech,’ she said, according to reports.
‘You are supposed to talk about the state of the union,’ she noted, ‘not the state of your alleged mind.’
These people are desperate, which is when they are most dangerous. Let’s hope Trump finally uses this time where he has all the monkeys off his back to start cracking skulls (politically.)