ABC news reports at the conclusion of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was sitting behind the president during the speech, stood up and ripped a copy of his speech in half.
President Donald Trump didn’t appear to notice as Pelosi, standing behind him in the gallery, ripped up the papers.
When asked after the event why she ripped up the speech, Pelosi told reporters it was “because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”
The White House responded on Twitter, writing that Pelosi tearing up the pages was “her legacy.”
Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:
One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.
The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.
The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.
A service member's reunion with his family.
That's her legacy.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 5, 2020