House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows the wagons are circling — and her days in office could soon be numbered.
Pelosi dominated the headlines following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night after she, standing directly behind the president, ripped up his speech for all the world to see.
After throwing an anti-Trump temper tantrum for the world to see, Pelosi is taking heavy fire after tearing up her copy of Trump’s historic speech.
Pelosi’s anger likely stemmed from a string of losses.
Her impeachment charade has completely imploded, Trump will be acquitted in the Senate on Wednesday, her San Francisco 49ers just blew the Super Bowl, and her party still can’t count the votes from the Iowa caucuses.
Then, she had to sit behind Trump — the man she has been trying to remove from office — for an hour while he touted his historic accomplishments and trashed the do-nothing Democrats.
While Trump was concluding his speech and saying “God Bless America,” Pelosi was seen ripping up the historic document.
As President Trump’s State of the Union speech ended, Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of his address, capping a decidedly chilly confrontation between the two https://t.co/DtHZIJVkGt pic.twitter.com/kTWqBfw0rR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 5, 2020
It was not a good look for Pelosi, and she is being deservedly blasted on social media for her embarrassing antics.
On Wednesday morning, the hashtags #PelosiTantrum, #PettyPelosi, and #NancytheRipper are the top trending topics on Twitter.
Below are a few examples of people slamming Pelosi after her disgraceful meltdown:
This is what Nancy Pelosi ripped up. A truly shameful move, even for her. pic.twitter.com/I7mNMZn4sj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Pelosi realizing the Dem’s 2020 chance just went to zero. Rips up Trump’s speech in anger 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/chz19j7fHO
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) February 5, 2020
What’s truly hilarious is how she lost control. Normally she have been too smart to do something so embarrassingly foolish, but Trump just so completely owned her that she was unable to function as an adult. It’s kind of hilarious. https://t.co/ngN0npifWE
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 5, 2020
Disappointed to see @SpeakerPelosi rip up the speech that mentioned lives we’ve lost and heroes we celebrated at the SOTU. No matter how you feel or what you disagree with, remember others are watching. This was unbecoming of someone at her level in office.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 5, 2020
Trump was wrong not to shake the hand of the Speaker. Likewise, the Speaker was wrong in skipping the traditional words welcoming the President as a "distinct honor." The ripping up of the speech reduced the Speaker to the level of troll.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 5, 2020
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) February 5, 2020
After she stomped out of the chamber, Pelosi immediately jumped into damage control and revealed why she tore up the president’s speech.
Asked about her disrespectful actions, Pelosi told reporters that ripping up his “dirty speech” was the “courteous” thing to do considering the “alternative,” which she chose not to specify.
“It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative,” she said.
Watch her response below:
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 5, 2020
Shortly after, the White House issued its official response to Pelosi’s viral moment.
“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,” the White House tweeted. “That’s 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
To make matters worse for Pelosi, the Senate will vote on Wednesday to clear the Trump and she will suffer another major defeat.
Nancy should be saying good-bye to the gavel.