Whether pursuing impeachment tore the country apart is matter of partisan debate, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had no qualms ripping President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in half on Tuesday night. Pelosi was filmed standing behind the president on the rostrum of the House chambers and tearing copies of the president’s speech as Vice President Mike Pence clapped and Trump closed by saying, “God bless the United States of America.” Related Story: Pelosi Violates Protocol By Refusing To Announce Trump Properly at SOTU; Rips Up Speech Asked why she tore up the speech, which touted economic successes under the Trump administration while denigrating socialism, “the radical left,” illegal immigrants and the previous administration, Pelosi told NBC News “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.” ___ (c)2020 MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass. Visit MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass. at www.masslive.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Australia has an opinion of what bitter Nancy thought should be torn up and thrown away. Sky News cuts to the chase.

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