As the United States President Donald Trump delivered his Union Speech on February 4, the partisan tension between Democrats and Republicans deepened. While Trump refused to shake hands with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she, in turn, tore his speech and tossed it aside after the US President was done speaking. However, these two political gestures are not only being widely shared on various social media platforms but have also become the new meme trend.
Trump denies Pelosi’s handshake pic.twitter.com/4OG972k1ZK— Dee Jay et al. (@coffee_deejay) February 5, 2020
Pelosi tears up the speech! pic.twitter.com/Qj2gLosWsA— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) February 5, 2020
Apart from the internet users mocking the entire episode as 'kindergarten', others were seen divided over who was more 'apolitical'. Netizens used GIF's and quotes, to explain their emotions, most people were also seen calling Pelosi as 'savage'.
I honestly can't believe I got to see @SpeakerPelosi tear up the #SOTU speech live. It was such a powerful moment, and it will hold so much historical weight when we look back. Trump knows how to put on a show, but Pelosi stole the spotlight. It was a beautiful thing to witness.— sunny🌻 (@hummushroom) February 5, 2020