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Posted in: Op-edPolitics
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February 6, 2020 5:30 PM UTC

Nancy Pelosi’s Staged SOTU Tantrum Is Backfiring Hilariously

Nancy Pelosi's staged stunt at Trump's State of the Union address is backfiring spectacularly, and it's growing more hilarious by the day.

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  • New footage shows that Nancy Pelosi pre-ripped Donald Trump’s State of the Union address so she could pull the stunt off with flare at the end of the speech.
  • Her laughable jab at the president has dominated the conversation in the wake of his impeachment trial.
  • Pelosi’s actions play into Trump’s assertions that the Democrats are incompetent cry-babies.

Last night was a big one in U.S. politics. Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial, even though a member of his own party voted to remove him from office. But all of that has been overshadowed by Nancy Pelosi’s “rip heard round the world.”

Nancy Pelosi Staged Her Speech Rip

Pelosi tore Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in half on national TV while standing right behind him earlier this week. Her decision was praised by some as a bold move and chastised by others who said her lack of self-control was appalling.

But new footage shows Nancy Pelosi planned the whole thing, confirming that the Democrats have absolutely no idea how to upstage Donald Trump.

Pelosi pre-ripped her copy of the speech to make sure she could tear it in half with grandeur when Trump finished.

The fact that she was so calculated in her jab at Donald Trump takes away from its impact and instead plays right into Trump’s narrative that the Democrats are a bumbling group of incompetent politicians.

Pelosi in the Hot-Seat Following Trump’s Impeachment

Not only was Nancy caught planning her heat-of-the-moment defiance, but she’s dominating the headlines as Republican lawmakers condemn her actions.

The Senate impeachment trial was always going to end along partisan lines. The fact that Mitt Romney, a Republican, voted to convict Donald Trump was about as close to a win for the Democrats as possible.

Yet Romney’s “heroic” vote has been completely overshadowed by Pelosi’s ridiculous behavior.

Pelosi’s stunt is taking the air out of the news cycle. | Source: REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, is filing ethics charges against Pelosi for “a potential violation of law.” Gaetz is asking the committee to open an investigation into Pelosi’s “flagrant violation of decorum.”

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Other Republican lawmakers have followed suit.

Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona said he’s introducing a resolution to censure and condemn Pelosi. Rep. Kay Granger of Texas blasted Pelosi’s actions in a statement following the ordeal.

Source:Twitter

As expected, Democrats were angered at Republicans’ outrage over Pelosi’s actions. Nevertheless, it distracted from Trump’s impeachment trial.

On Twitter, #MattGaetzIsATool is trending over #MittRomneyAmericanHero. The bottom line is that Pelosi’s actions at the State of the Union are dominating the conversation.

That’s a good thing for Trump, who likely wants to move past the impeachment quickly so it doesn’t damage his re-election campaign.

If the Democrats want to kick Trump out of the White House, they’re not going to do it by beating him at his own game. Trump’s ability to control the narrative and make it work for his own agenda is unparalleled.

Pelosi proved this week that she simply doesn’t have that same power. Her calculated attempt to undermine the president horrifically backfired.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

Last modified: February 6, 2020 4:44 PM UTC

Laura Hoy @Laura_h_says

Laura has been working as financial journalist covering US markets for more than a decade. Her work can be found in a wide variety of publications including Yahoo Finance, InvestorPlace, Nasdaq and Benzinga. She can be reached at LMarieHoy @ gmail.com

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