Update: And here is Pelosi's response. Stay classy San Francisco.
When asked afterwards "Why did you tear up the speech?"
"Because it was the courteous thing to do... It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative."
One can only wonder what the alternative was.
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One year after Nancy Pelosi's famous SOTU 2019 handclap...
Do not lose Nancy Pelosi's point. She is clapping back at Trump for his call to an end to "revenge politics." pic.twitter.com/tZNCFGkjq8— Hillary Warned Us About Caucuses (@HillaryWarnedUs) February 6, 2019
... and one failed impeachment later, Trump returned the favor and snubbed Pelosi's handshake as he took the stage at today's SOTU address.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is snubbed by Pres. Trump when she reaches out to shake his hand.pic.twitter.com/isM0R5zkvv— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) February 5, 2020
Pelosi, as expected, snubbed Trump right back, introducing him only as "The President of the United States", whereas traditionally the speaker has used the language: "I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States."
Still, Trump will have the final laugh: in less than 24 hours the Senate will vote to acquit Trump of the impeachment farce passed by Pelosi's House a few weeks ago, a process Pelosi herself did not want to pursue afraid that it would backfire and cripple the chances of the establishment's favorite candidate, Joe Biden, but was ultimately was forced to concede by the radical left-wing in the Democratic party.
In retrospect, she should have gone with her gut feeling.