It’s being called the ultimate “f*ck you” clap in American history, and it was masterfully delivered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during the State of the Union Address (SOTU) on Tuesday night in response to his hypocritical call to reject revenge politics.
During the SOTU, Trump pleaded for unity and compromise as he called for rejecting the “politics of revenge,” drawing immediate laughter and mockery across the country as Trump has been nothing but vengeful since taking office two years ago. House Democrats sat largely in silence in response to the line. But Pelosi took a much different approach that ended up being more memorable than Trump’s speech. In fact, it’s so iconic that it became an instant hit on social media.
Pelosi stood and began clapping with outstretched arms in Trump’s face and the look on her face was priceless as Trump turned to look at her.
The clap seen and heard around the world drew applause on Twitter.
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) February 6, 2019
— Goutam Jois (@goutamjois) February 6, 2019
heritage is SICILIAN. 😮
— Kevin Phillips Bong (Slightly Silly) (@truthaddict76) February 6, 2019
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 6, 2019
One of many amusing aspects of this photo: Trump’s interest in Pelosi’s reaction, and his utter disregard of Pence. Aren’t the odds better than 50-50 that Trump dumps Pence as he struggles for renomination? pic.twitter.com/qAg92DUPuW
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 6, 2019
What makes this picture is Pence beatifically staring at Trump … while Trump looks to Pelosi for approval and instead gets the most withering standing ovation in the history of standing ovations pic.twitter.com/1OXQchAfdP
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 6, 2019
Nancy Pelosi for the win. The stable genius is too stupid to even realize he’s being mocked.
And how about Stacey Abrams! pic.twitter.com/oINtA9v9fm
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) February 6, 2019
She’s owning him.https://t.co/ob1S03QwDQ
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 6, 2019
When they go low, we go Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/jXDZ5DQ21Y
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 6, 2019
If this isn’t sign language for “fuck you, asshole” it should be. pic.twitter.com/VB9bkBWAir
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) February 6, 2019
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 6, 2019
Nancy Pelosi, Queen of Condescending Applause. pic.twitter.com/kgsb0uQNT9
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) February 6, 2019
Clearly, Pelosi was the star during the SOTU, and that must be driving Trump insane.
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