A new clip has surfaced that clearly shows Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi practicing the act of ripping up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech before she actually did it.
This comes hours after Pelosi’s office denied allegations from Vice President Mike Pence that she had pre-planned the move of ripping up the speech. However, video clearly shows Pelosi practicing ripping up the speech under the table before it ended. In addition, cameras behind Pelosi shows that the pages were “pre-ripped” before the conclusion of the speech.
During an interview on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Pence was asked if he believed Pelosi pre-planned the controversial move.
“It felt like it,” he said. “Pelosi, in the final moments, tried to make it about her. And I think the American people see through it. I think they see through the pettiness, they see through the politics of all of it.”
Pelosi’s office fired back by slamming Pence and denying that she had panned the move beforehand.
“The Vice President’s complicity in last night’s reality show is disgusting. He is in no position to lecture anyone about the Constitution, decorum or respect as he cheerleads the mistruths of his master,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman, told Daily Mail.
Pelosi was practicing the shredding the entire time! pic.twitter.com/Zb8iVyxUNI
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Pelosi expressed no regrets about ripping up the speech, despite getting backlash from conservatives.
“He shredded the truth so I shredded his speech,” she reportedly said. “You are supposed to talk about the state of the union, not the state of your alleged mind.”
Tensions between Trump and Pelosi seemed to be at an all-time high from before the speech even began. When Trump arrived to deliver his address, he snubbed Pelosi as she tried to extend her hand for a handshake.
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) February 5, 2020
Given the fact that Pelosi has been leading the charge in the impeachment effort against Trump, it should come as no surprise that he does not want to shake her hand.