President Trump gave a robust State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening but the only part of the night people are talking about on Wednesday morning is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to physically rip her copy of it to shreds.
The speech described “the great American comeback,” in which the president said “years of economic decay are over” and “the days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us.”
“We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!” Trump added.
And, “Our economy is the best it has ever been, our military is completely rebuilt…Our borders are secure. Our families are flourishing. Our values are renewed. Our pride is restored.”
Here’s even more:
Since my election, we have created 7 million new jobs — 5 million more than Government experts projected during the previous administration.
The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century.
Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my Administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country. If we had not reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witness to America’s great economic success.
The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have reached the lowest levels in history. African-American youth unemployment has reached an all-time low.
African-American poverty has declined to the lowest rate ever recorded.
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The unemployment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost 70 years — and last year, women filled 72 percent of all new jobs added.
The veterans’ unemployment rate dropped to a record low.
The unemployment rate for disabled Americans has reached an all-time low.
Workers without a high school diploma have achieved the lowest unemployment rate recorded in United States history.
A record number of young Americans are now employed.
These great aspects and more, Pelosi ripped to shreds immediately following the speech.
Take a look:
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020
The White House took to Twitter immediately after the speech to put Pelosi’s actions in context.
“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 said in a tweet. “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
The Daily Wire reports:
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 comments below:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2020
Here’s how some other people responded to Pelosi’s decision:
Pretty clear the extent to which Trump has frustrated Pelosi. She thinks he’s an evil buffoon yet here he is, in better shape politically than at any time since his inauguration. https://t.co/UYI1ZpDDjz
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 5, 2020
.@SpeakerPelosi is pathetic.
Her ‘performance’ showed what Democrats think of us.
She ripped up the story of:
A Tuskegee Airman ✈️
A Military Family Reunion 🇺🇸
A Scholarship Opportunity 🎓
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) February 5, 2020
She tore up the 100 yr old Tuskegee Airman
She tore up the American girl tortured then killed by ISIS
She tore up the soldier killed by Soleimani
She tore up the 2yr old benefiting from neo natal care
She tore up Americans having jobs and prosperity
Shame on @SpeakerPelosi
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 5, 2020
This is what Nancy Pelosi ripped up. pic.twitter.com/hOusTFIHSc
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) February 5, 2020
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
— 🇺🇸 ERIC BOLLING 🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) February 5, 2020