And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third time. And a fourth. The night of Trump’s State of the Union address has been described as a night of theatrics. Trump promoted trade deals and the economy all while reuniting military families.