Well, well, well. Nancy Pelosi’s smile really is as deep as her plastic surgeon can make it.
On Tuesday evening, in the House chambers, while President Donald Trump gave his fourth State of the Union address, the Speaker sat behind him dressed in white with her usual gold scepter pin on the left lapel, and paged through a hard copy of the speech, not rising for any applause other than for a few of the president’s guest, and generally looking like an escapee from a mental institution.
And then this happened.
Yes, the Speaker of the House of Representatives – who is representing that body in this instance – ripped up her copy of the speech live on national television.
And she’s been catching hell for it ever since. Multiple hashtags are trending on social media as this piece is being written.
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Believe it or not, Pelosi actually has defenders among the legacy media even AFTER revulsion was expressed on multiple call-in shows overnight.
“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski blasted President Trump for delivering what they believed was a State of the Union address riddled with lies.
“How do you qualify something as a good speech if it’s fed by lies? These are lies that are so easy to uncover on the Google machine,” Scarborough asked, with Brzezinski supporting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to tear up a paper copy of the address right after the president finished speaking.
“I think she sat there and listened to a pile of lies and the only way to communicate that visually was to rip up the speech, which was useless because it was full of lies, and she’s fed up,” said Brzezinski, adding that Pelosi’s action was not “rude” to the president.
“I’m not sure what else you can do to point out that this man, in front of her, the President of the United States, was not only using the State of the Union as a campaign rally and to play to his base, but was lying to the American people time and time again, over and over again. That was just a symbolic way of saying ‘this is all lies,’ without being rude,” she added.
No, Mika, it was rude. There is no defense for Pelosi’s actions, and now the Democrat Party will suffer the consequences.