WIKI DAILY__ Just after President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the house was seen tearing into shreds a copy of the President’s speech.
Asked by reporters why she tore up the transcript, Pelosi told reporters: “Because it was the courteous thing to do,” adding that it was “the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.” It isn’t clear what she meant by an “alternative.”
Pelosi later went ahead to call Trump’s speech a “manifesto of mistruths.” The White House clapped back, accusing Pelosi of showing high disrespect to the Americans that Trump had praised during his State of the Union address.
Pelosi and Trump have always had a long track record of having an awkward relationship; tensions quickly rose and exposed the rift between the two after Pelosi came to embrace the idea of impeaching Trump. Earlier in the evening, Trump appeared to dodge an attempted handshake from the House Speaker.