Note to self: don’t piss off Nancy Pelosi. Twitter couldn’t get enough of the faces the Speaker pulled behind Trump’s back during the State of the Union, not to mention the way that she clapped at him. See the hilarious tweets about her here!
She didn’t wear her sunglasses this time, but Nancy Pelosi is still the reigning shade queen. Viewers at home were cracking up at the House Speaker’s bemused facial expressions as she sat behind President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address. It’s no secret that Pelosi didn’t want this address to happen — she wanted to wait until the shutdown was truly and officially over — and she made that apparent during the February 5 speech. People were delighted by Pelosi’s subtle shade and digs when she just could no longer control her facial expressions during Trump’s rambling address. Especially when Trump slammed “partisan investigations,” said he wanted more immigrants to come to the United States, and bragged about the number of women in Congress.
She spent a lot of time biting her lip as if she were physically stopping herself from saying anything. Or, you know, screaming “WHAT?” A truly beautiful moment, which you can watch below, was the way that Pelosi welcomed Trump into the Capitol with the most condescending applause these two eyes have ever witnessed. As one person on Twitter put it, she’s “the pettiness I aspire to live out in 2019.” Hard same. “Like a boss tonight. Nancy Pelosi rocking the I don’t give a fu**k attitude. Take the power back,” wrote another voter. “Nancy Pelosi is doing a good job of keeping the vomit down,” an admiring fan tweeted. The overarching theme of the night: Nancy Pelosi was the best part of the State of the Union.
Another beautiful moment: when she started shuffling papers at her desk instead of paying attention. Obviously, Twitter needed to find out what she was reading. In all seriousness it was likely a transcript of Trump’s address. Some other theories? She got an advanced copy of Robert Mueller‘s report, she was gazing longingly at a picture of Barack Obama, or, as comedian Hari Kondabolu put it, she was “reading a menu where she hates every single dish.”
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 6, 2019
Pelosi also made a statement with her outfit. Like dozens of other congresswomen, she wore head to toe white for the State of the Union. It’s been 100 years since women got the right to vote, so these women wore the color of the suffragettes to show their support of women across the country.