Nancy Pelosi ripping up President Trump's speech is the internet's new favorite meme
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi dramatically ripped up a copy of President Donald Trump's speech at his State of the Union Address this week; a gesture that has certainly gotten the attention it demanded from those who have now seen it.
Per CNN, Pelosi appeared dubious when President Trump boasted in his address "America's enemies are on the run, America's fortunes are on the rise and America's future is blazing bright. In just three short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline and we have rejected the downsizing of America's destiny."
Watch the now-infamous paper ripping moment here:
At one point during the address, Pelosi could reportedly be seen mouthing: "not true." The president later appeared to return the favor, snubbing Pelosi by refusing to shake her hand. When questioned why she chose to make such an emphatic statement, Pelosi told reporters that it was because she believed Trump's speech was a "Manifesto of untruths."
However, when the pics and videos of Pelosi ripping the speech up hit the internet, it quickly became a new meme template for social media users, who have been sharing their newly-made memes ever since. Scroll down to take a look at some of the best memes and reactions to Pelosi's paper tear on Twitter:
Pelosi has now issued a further statement on Twitter, which reads: "President Trump's address tonight gave no comfort to the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions or the families struggling to afford the prescription drugs they need."
She added: "The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people. The American people expect and deserve a President to have integrity and respect for the aspirations for their children."