The Pelosi Papers: What Exactly Was She Reading During Trump’s State of the Union?
Social media went wild with speculation about the speaker's nose-in-a-book demeanor
It did not escape the attention of many on social media on Tuesday night that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent a fair amount of time during President Donald Trump’s delivery of his State of the Union address to Congress and the American people with her nose buried in a sheaf of papers.
It’s likely this was the printout of Trump’s speech — after all, the president handed a copy of the address to Vice President Mike Pence and to the speaker at the start of the speech, as is tradition.
“A spokesperson for the California Democrat confirmed it was a copy of Trump’s speech, according to The New York Times,” as Fox News noted in a piece on the topic.
But that didn’t stop internet users last night from formulating their own theories.
Folks on Twitter went wild with speculation.
Here are a few of their thoughts below.
Check ’em out — and add your own thoughts below.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 6, 2019
Anyone else wondering if Pelosi's giant cards are in fact notes about when is, or is not, allowed to stand and clap? #SOTU
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 6, 2019
Nancy Pelosi looks like she’s really into reading something else. Maybe Ted Bundy’s Wikipedia page.
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) February 6, 2019
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 6, 2019
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) February 6, 2019
— Ravi Yande (@ravireport) February 6, 2019
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