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Politics Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union

05:55  05 february  2020
05:55  05 february  2020 Source:   thehill.com

President Trump declines to shake hands with Nancy Pelosi at State of the Union address

  President Trump declines to shake hands with Nancy Pelosi at State of the Union address Tuesday's State of the Union speech was the first time in four months that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have met.Even before Trump uttered the first word of his State of the Union speech, there was clear tension between the president and the House Speaker who has been leading his impeachment.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to have dramatically torn up her copy of Donald Trump 's State of the Union speech , moments after he finished up that address that included frequent praising of his own record and what he described as the promise of America.

Nancy Pelosi rips up her copy of Trump 's 2020 State of the Union speech in front of the nation.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped up her copy of President Trump's prepared remarks at the conclusion of his State of the Union address.

Mike Pence, Donald Trump standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union© Greg Nash Pelosi rips up Trump speech at conclusion of State of the Union

As Trump finished speaking and most lawmakers stood to applaud, Pelosi stood, took the printed copy of Trump's speech and tore it in half. She placed the shredded copy in a stack on the dais as Trump made his way to greet members of Congress.

The moment capped a tense address from Trump that started when the president appeared to snub Pelosi's offer of a handshake.

Pelosi largely seemed to avoid looking at Trump throughout the address, instead reading from his prepared remarks and scanning the room.

She and other Democrats only stood and applauded periodically even as Republicans regularly gave ovations. Pelosi could be seen subtly nodding her head "no" when Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Social Security.

The speech came weeks after the House impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and one day before the GOP-controlled Senate is likely to acquit him.

Facebook, Twitter under pressure to remove edited video of Pelosi ripping up Trump's speech .
Some Democrats say the video is misleading. Twitter and Facebook say it doesn't violate their rules.The roughly 5-minute video, posted on Trump's social media accounts, shows Pelosi tearing up the speech after Trump honored several Americans including a former Tuskegee Airman, a student receiving a scholarship and members of the US military. Pelosi, though, ripped up the speech after Trump concluded his address on Tuesday night.

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