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    Nancy Pelosi Ripping Up Trump's SOTU Speech Became An Instant Meme, And Here Are The Best Ones

    "Because it was a manifesto of mistruths," Pelosi said.

    Last night, Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address as president.

    US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address.
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    The night began with Trump ignoring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she reached down to shake his hand after giving her a copy of his speech, which under normal circumstances would have been The Moment™ everyone was talking about.

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    The night ended, however, with Pelosi ripping her copy of the speech — which had been filled with false or misleading claims about the president's record — in half after Trump had finished speaking.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
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    Taking a few sheets at a time, she tore them up, later calling the speech "a manifesto of mistruths."

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
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    Faster than you can, IDK, tear a sheet of paper in two, the moment became a meme on Politics Twitter, Gay Twitter, Media Twitter, Twitter Twitter... Basically, it was everywhere.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds up a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress that she tore up.
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    me at the end of a meeting that could’ve been an email

    Me ripping up the study guide after failing the test:

    Me tearing up the chore list my mom would leave me during summer break

    Lady Gaga every time she has a meeting with Interscope and they tell her to release new music so the date gets changed again

    But that's not all. After leaving the chamber and being asked by a reporter for her reaction to the speech, she said, "I tore it up," adding that "it was the courteous thing to do."

    I just asked Speaker Pelosi her reaction to the #SOTU speech. “I tore it up,” she said. Why? “It was the courteous thing to do,” she said. https://t.co/b5rVil4ply

    "I tore it up" became its own meme, and imho, it was even better than the one from, like, five minutes earlier.

    Me walking out of the bathroom after eating Chipotle

    the Navarro cheer squad coming off their performance at nationals

    Jake Gyllenhaal when Taylor Swift said “maybe this thing was a masterpiece”

    Me to the doorman as I’m leaving a Grindr hookups apartment building an hour after i arrived

    Me when I finally leave the dance floor when I go out on a Thursday night

    Nice job, everyone.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence applaud U.S. President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019
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