Pence calls Pelosi ripping up Trump's State of the Union speech 'a new low'

Brendan Morrow

Vice President Mike Pence and President Trump are both ripping on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for ripping up the State of the Union address.

Pence criticized Pelosi during a Wednesday appearance on Fox & Friends for ripping up a copy of his speech in clear view at the end of Trump's Tuesday address.

"I think it was a new low," Pence said. "To have her stand up and tear up that speech really dishonored the moment, and I really thought it was beneath the dignity of a joint session of Congress, and I think it will be remembered as such."

Meanwhile, Trump sure isn't taking it lightly, having fired off more than 20 retweets about the subject on Wednesday morning from supporters calling Pelosi a "complete failure" and a "bitter drama queen." Meanwhile, Pelosi has defended the move, saying Tuesday that ripping up the speech was the "courteous thing to do given the alternative."



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