Speaker Nancy Pelosi stole the show last night at the State of the Union (SOTU) address with a literal clapback.
Donald Trump spoke at the Capitol for an hour and twenty minutes, and Democrats applauded and withheld applause to highlight their differences with the administration.
Then Trump said something that perhaps everyone vaguely agrees with: “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.”
Pelosi applauded that line, but her applause expressed a lot.
This Nancy Pelosi: EVERYTHING. 🙌🏼😂 pic.twitter.com/FlnybjYDm1
— 𝖑𝖎𝖑 𝖉𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖞𝖘𝖚𝖘 (@jeonleoo) February 6, 2019
Patton Oswalt summed up why the clap was glorious.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 6, 2019
After years of Trump bullying people on social media, calling people he disagrees with enemies, and presiding over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history because he was unwilling to compromise, a lot of people loved seeing an acknowledgement that Trump wasn’t even living up to that platitude.
Including Pelosi’s daughter, Christine Pelosi.
— Robin Carden (@imscenery) February 6, 2019
Nancy Pelosi was trolling Trump the entire night. This is how a mother claps for a toddler, every mother knows this clap. "Good boy, you did it! You are mama's smart little guy!"
Nancy Pelosi hasn't stopped dog walking Trump since their meeting in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/aC1cLXb2Gc
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) February 6, 2019
Trump’s Wall – $5.7 billion
Mar-a-lago Membership – $200,000
Cost of Air Force One (per hour) – $206,337
Nancy Pelosi’s Clap Back – Priceless pic.twitter.com/NuP843Jhr0
— Global Gallivanter #FBR (@AtlantaMdtwnGuy) February 6, 2019
— Brenda Cruz (@BrendaIC2020) February 6, 2019