The Brief: At the end of Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped a copy of his speech in half, an act which was immediately met with strong reactions and memes.

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During the 2019 State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inspired the Pelosi Clap meme, which became recognized as a subtly sassy way to show disrespect. In the midst of Trump’s impeachment, at the end of the 2020 SOTU, Nancy Pelosi appears to have ripped a copy of the president’s speech in half, thus creating Pelosi rip memes.

Pelosi’s symbolic act has been met with praise, criticism, and of course the spawning of a hot new meme format.

Will Nancy Pelosi have a BabyNut character arc? Probably Not.

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