President Trump gave his State of the Union Address last night, and after seeing the highlights (and frequent lowlights), I am convinced this country will be forever divided. The actions of the Democrats during the address were despicable, but not unexpected.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a complete spectacle of herself Tuesday night, grimacing with disgust and muttering to herself as the president delivered his State of the Union Address.
The president and his nemesis got off to an awkward start when he either refused to shaker her hand, or didn’t notice that she had extended her hand. At any rate, the spurned speaker withdrew her hand and awkwardly shrugged it off.
If I’m going to be completely fair – and I will try to be – this is on both of them. Apparently, the president and Pelosi have not spoken since he called her a “third grade politician” in October. That’s on the president. The handshake snub? I think that’s on both of them. They obviously despise each other, and it’s not entirely clear if the president snubbed the handshake, or Pelosi gave a half-hearted attempt. Either way, it makes them both look bad.
There were other terrible moments on the Democrat side, but none were more reprehensible than this:
Most disgracefully of all, however, Pelosi—perhaps in a bid to upstage the president’s masterful SOTU speech—ostentatiously tore the speech printout up after Trump finished delivering it.
A childish, immature temper tantrum from the Speaker of the House. This from a woman who continually claims hers is the party of civility, and the woman who publicly destroyed Congressman Joe Wilson after he blurted out, “You lie!” during Obama’s SOTU. Wilson was wrong to shout that out, but that’s weak sauce compared to Pelosi’s dramatic tearing of the speech.