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Pelosi tells Democrats: Trump ‘shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech’ after State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats in a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday morning that she “shredded” the President’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night because Trump “shredded the truth” in his address, according to one person in the room.

In a dramatic move captured on camera, Pelosi ripped up her copy of the President’s speech after he concluded the annual address to Congress. Earlier in the night, the President appeared to snub the House Speaker by ignoring her attempt at a handshake.

Pelosi slammed the speech in the Democrats’ closed-door caucus meeting, explaining why she tore it up afterward, according to multiple sources in the room.

Pelosi was fired up in the meeting, the sources said, and she told her members that the speech was “a disgrace” for having so many falsehoods in it.

“He shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech,” Pelosi said, according to one person in the room.

She said she felt “liberated” because she felt the speech was so outrageous, according to two sources.

Pelosi cited Trump’s decision to award the Medal of Freedom to conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh in the middle of the speech as an example of how Trump turned the State of the Union into a reality show and campaign speech.

The visible clash between Trump and Pelosi during the speech highlighted heightened tensions — and a deteriorating relationship — between the House speaker and the President on the eve of a final vote in the Senate impeachment trial where Trump is expected to be acquitted.

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Pelosi and the President had not communicated in months, with Pelosi confirming to CNN earlier on Tuesday that she hadn’t spoken to Trump since a contentious White House Syria meeting in October, which led to yet another clash between the two leaders.

The House speaker and the White House were both quick to go on the offensive after the State of the Union on Wednesday.

Following the speech, Pelosi tweeted out a picture of her with her hand outstretched toward the President who appeared to be turning away from her. The caption said, “Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done #ForThePeople. We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot.”

The White House Twitter account posted its own message, with references to what the President had addressed in his speech.

It read: “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.”

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  1. Nasty Nancy took a completely wonderful evening of American success- pride- and patriotism and “Golden Showered” all over it !

    Her despicable act of violence and hatred towards every American named in the SOTU Address will forever go down with her pathetic legacy- highlighted by years of failure at the national level- only outpaced by her years of disastrous policies that have decimated her home state of California.

    That is Pelosi’s vision- to turn all of America into a California- most noted for it’s drug infested crime ridden homeless burghs where every street corner reeks of urine and feces- a once beautiful city where dreamers and musicians once came with flowers in their hair- now nothing more than a garbage heap of death and despair- “San Francisco” !

    Pelosi is as nutty as Maxine- who in Gods name voted for these cretins ?

  2. “I shredded his speech,” Pelosi said”

    Unfortunately- and contrary to the general comments in the story- this particular piece of documentation- a signed copy of the STU Address- does not belong to Nancy Pelosi ! It wasn’t hers to destroy !

    Nancy Pelosi must now face censorship for this violent act against the names of everyone in the Presidents Address and step down immediately.

    We the People have spoken !

    1. Get a grip… DJT is a jerk and a danger to our democracy. Nancy P provided us with a graphic but reasonable demonstration of her disgust. Now, if she has THROWN it at him, I would have to have disagreed with her.

    1. queen demonrat (house speaker) hates the United States of America, can not be more obvious. Most all other demonrats fall into the same category. Nothing but a disgrace to law abiding Americans.

  3. Ripping it was the only thing she could think of to defile the speech? I would think she could have thrown it in to one of the many piles of human feces in her district she wouldn’t dare venture in to her wasteland. Sitting there making petulant faces while sucking on her dentures is now on video FOREVER. And why should Trump shake her hand anyway? Why shake hands with a person who is trying to destroy you. It’s like expecting the children Che Guevera murdered to shake his hand before he put a bullet through their head.
    And what a great trick Trump pulled on the democrats. First he has them defending a mass murdering Iranian general and Iran’s terrorist network, then, makes them sit through Rush Limbaugh getting the freedom award. AND has them grumbling and hissing about the man who challenged Venezuelan socialism. What next? Bring up a KKK grand kleagel who was Hillary’s political mentor???
    As an aside I don’t think Trump snubbed her. She waited until he was turning away before she “outstretched” her arm. But either way, I wouldn’t have shaken her hand anyway. We all know the story was planned and written before it happened. No matter what Trump would have done the story would be “Orangeman bad.” “Trump snubs Nancy Pelosi who made a gesture of reconciliation.” OR. “Trump begrudgingly shakes Pelosi’s hand in last ditch effort to save failing presidency.”

  4. people on these forums who trade in “my favorite’s bad behavior isn’t as bad as my ‘enemy’s’ bad behavior” are the problem – do you ever wonder why young people will not listen to you?

    1. So concerned what Republicans have to do to win over young people. That is mighty compassionate of you. Just yesterday you called us all racist nazis. It is a shame young people see a republican punch back and not lay down like the rest of the squish Mitt Romneys while you call anyone not on the democrat plantation racist nazis. I believe it was you who said he would be removed from office. Now what?

  5. We can only hope that will be Nancy Pelosi’s last SOTU as speaker. She kept looking off to her right at the same place or person, her twitches were either signals, or the shakes. When she was really not happy her dentures took a chewing. From what I have read, she throws even worse tantrums in meetings that cameras are not aloud into. Poor Nancy, time to retire, and get out before you are investigated.

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