BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday after the president wrapped up his hour-and-a-half speech. Pelosi was seen standing up and tearing the speech in half just as Trump finished his address to applause. When asked why she did it, Pelosi told NBC News it was “the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.” The White House Twitter account promptly responded, writing that Pelosi was ripping up one of the “last surviving Tuskegee Airmen,” “mourning families” and “the family reunion of a service member.” “That’s her legacy,” the tweet read.
Pelosi responded to the tweet. “I don’t care about those people, because I view them as expendable pawns that further humiliated me on national tv. And people are wondering about what was the ‘alternative’ I was referring to. What I wanted to do was set the speech on fire. And the only reason why I didn’t, is because the entire building would’ve became an inferno, and the democrats would’ve been burnt alive in their seats, because they refused to stand up for anything.”