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The best Twitter reactions to Nancy Pelosi’s clap during Trump’s SOTU address

Funniest reactions to Nancy Pelosi's clap at Trump
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence applaud U.S. President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi clapped at President Trump during his State of the Union address on Tuesday and it quickly became a viral meme on Twitter. 

Nancy Pelosi clapped sarcastically after President Trump urged Americans to reject the politics of “revenge, resistance, and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.”  It was at that moment her gesture became a meme. 

People quickly took to Twitter to share their own interpretations about what the clap meant. If you search the hashtag #PelosiClap, you’ll find a trove of tweets dedicated to it. 

The Washington Post described Pelosi’s applause directed at President Trump as “exquisite shade” in a headline about Pelosi’s now-famous clap at President Trump.  

“Her applause was sparing, weary, and had the distinct vibe of a parent applauding a kindergartner for tying his shoes when the only goal is to quickly scoot him out the door, style columnist Monica Hesse wrote in a recent article. 

Twitter reacts to Nancy Pelosi clapping at Trump

Here’s a small collection of the funniest tweets from Pelosi’s clap at the State of the Union address. 

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter explains her mother’s clap during SOTU

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine took to Twitter to share her explanation of her mother’s gesture during Trump’s State of the Union address. “Oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years,” she wrote. “She knows. And she knows that you know. And frankly she’s disappointed that you thought this would work. But here’s a clap.”

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