House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sparks meme frenzy with ‘sarcastic’ applause during Trump’s State of the Union address after president undercut his stated goal of promoting bipartisan cooperation
Evening kicked off contentiously after President ignored protocol of formal introduction by Speaker
Event host, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered President a limp handshake and wore a stony visage except on rare occasions when she applauded the speech
She crowned her frigid reception by giving Trump a ‘sarcastic’ applause as he called for an end to ‘revenge politics’ in State of the Union speech
Twitter was quickly flooded with memes following the amusing moment
After Donald Trump threw the first jab during the joint congress Session on Tuesday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went one better as she sent the Internet into a frenzy during Tuesday’s State of the Union address after offering President Donald Trump a seemingly sarcastic applause during the Trump’s state of the union address.
Stealing the spotlight, stone-faced Pelosi, clad in suffragist white and seated behind Trump, raised her eyebrows just so and golf-clapped the president as he called for an end to ‘revenge politics’.
Twitter was quickly flooded with memes following the iconic moment, with users competing to create the funniest line to go with the original snap.
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The meme enthusiasts created an array of hilarious captions, including those branding Pelosi the ‘Queen of the Condescending Applause’ and even plenty of baby shark song related ones.
Others suggested this was the applause they were given when they had proudly told their partners that they had completed the simplest of tasks.
One Twitter user summed up the moment with: ‘When I tell my wife I cleaned the bathroom.’
Another said: ‘Nancy Pelosi straight up giving Trump the baby shark here’, while one echoed this by captioning the picture with notes from the popular children’s song.
The Sponge bob meme
Digging in: Some suggested this was the applause they were given when they had proudly told their partners that they had completed the simplest of tasks
Twitter users also used the clap to mock the recent Super Bowl, with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine getting caught in the firing line for his ‘terrible’ halftime performance.
New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was also called out for his mediocre performance, with Pelosi and her seemingly sarcastic applause being photoshopped into the background of a snap of him during the game.
The meme-worthy applaud came after the president’s call for unity during his speech which was touted to promote comity and calling for ‘cooperation, compromise and the common good’ instead of partisan bickering and ‘the politics of revenge’, was sabotaged by the president’s attack on hispolitical opponents and favorite immigration theme.
Trump struck an unlikely chord at a time when disunity holds Washington and the nation captive.
The meme enthusiasts created an array of hilarious captions, including those branding Pelosi the ‘Queen of the Condescending Applause’ and even plenty of baby shark song related ones
Superbowl connection: Twitter users also used the clap to mock the recent Super Bowl, with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine getting caught in the firing line for his ‘terrible’ halftime performance on Sunday
‘We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good,’ he said in his State of the Union address.
The night started off on the wrong foot between the speaker and the president after Trump gave Pelosi, his official host for the annual speech, the cold shoulder.
He shook her hand when he arrived at the dais on the floor of the House and handed her a copy of the speech.
But it’s traditional for the speaker to introduce the president before an address to a Joint Session of Congress. Instead, Trump walked behind the podium and began speaking right away.
He famously walked out of their last face-to-face meeting when they tried to end the stalemate and reopen the government.
She canceled his original invitation to give the annual address. He retaliated by canceling her trip to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops.
Pelosi emerged the winner when Trump ‘caved’ – meeting her demand to end the shutdown for negotiations on border security to continue.
Tuesday night was their first face-to-face meeting since then.