Capitol Report: Pelosi tears up Trump’s State of the Union speech: ‘It was the courteous thing to do’

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House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi rips up pages of the State of the Union speech after President Donald Trump finishes his address Tuesday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday night tore up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, telling reporters later “it was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”

The California Democrat, whose party has voted to impeach Trump, earlier could be seen extending her hand to the president before he gave his annual address. But he didn’t see it — or ignored it. The speech came a day ahead of his expected acquittal in his impeachment trial.

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In his address, Trump bashed Democrats over health care and immigration but also said he was willing to work with them on lowering prescription drug costs and building infrastructure.

See: Trump hammers Democrats on health care, touts economy in State of the Union speech.

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