Last night, Donald Trump gave the annual State of the Union address. But viewers ended up focusing on someone entirely different: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Turns out, Pelosi can boast having the most iconic moment of the whole night.
When Pelosi stood and applauded a line from Trump's speech, viewers couldn't stop talking about the silent sarcasm that came with it. Pelosi gave Trump a literal clap-back – and now, it's a full-on Photoshop battle as well. After users on both Reddit and Twitter saw the clap-back meme, they added a few extra embellishments. Because what can't Photoshop do? And as you'll see, the result is absolutely hilarious!
Take a look at the many clap-back memes that have consumed social media, and the moment that inspired them!
Donald Trump spoke for an hour and 20 minutes during the address.
via: GettyBut everyone agrees that Nancy Pelosi stole the show.
Here's the moment people can't stop talking about:"We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good," Trump said, to applause. But if you're Nancy Pelosi and fully aware of the irony, given Trump's history of mockery and Twitter insults, you put a little something extra into the clap.
Let's take a closer look:Yep, that's definitely a truckload of sarcasm.
Or, as Patton Oswalt puts it:
Congrats to @SpeakerPelosi for inventing the “fuck you” clap. #sotu https://t.co/eueoUf9IBT— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1549422721.0
People found her unspoken message pretty dazzling.Have we discovered the next source of clean, renewable energy? Sarcasm is the unending gift that keeps on giving.
And remember when Cardi B threatened to dog-walk Tomi Lahren?
Through a single clap, Speaker Pelosi tells Trump she’s going to dog walk him. Iconic picture for the ages. https://t.co/ooP8DYGU2m— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1549424341.0
And there's no doubt about the message Pelosi was sending.
#waybackwednesday - oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years. She knows. And she knows that you know. And fr… https://t.co/IXplF6s4uS— Christine Pelosi🗽 (@Christine Pelosi🗽)1549469103.0
So, Photoshop-wizards went a little crazy.
You could say this joke was made "off the cuff."
And now, Nancy is clapping back at everyone.
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/MFDqEaBd4o— Schooley (@Schooley)1549425950.0
In some cases, the Photoshop job was just a simple change in hand position.
Writer Parker Molloy provided the cut-out, Pelosi.A delightful number of people took advantage of this generous gift!
Were you disappointed with the Super Bowl half-time show?Well apparently, so was Pelosi.
And Molloy saved a few claps for the Fox News pundits.Honestly, this meme is even better than the shame-nun from Game of Thrones.
Tom Brady fans, look away.Because here, Brady is getting a clap-back.
Correct that golfing technique, sir!
@ParkerMolloy this one seemed obvious 😂 https://t.co/JwVUNv69Ws— ta🌮co (@ta🌮co)1549426891.0
When memes collide.
@ParkerMolloy idk feel like I can do better https://t.co/1pAzxctdjE— ta🌮co (@ta🌮co)1549424790.0
And how about a foreign policy clap-back?
@ParkerMolloy You rock, Parker https://t.co/LhdGKv4bJq— Kaitlyn. (@Kaitlyn.)1549428249.0
Whether it's "work together" or "mission accomplished," these memes have the same energy.
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/fHbaydmMeU— Scotty K (@Scotty K)1549457838.0
Been following the Roger Stone news stories?Well, cutout-Nancy Pelosi is calling his bluff!
Sometimes you've gotta give yourself a hand.
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/Z4X0IkZo9E— Dr. Jules (@Dr. Jules)1549425470.0
When you don't like the decor, but can't say it out loud.
@ParkerMolloy This is too much fun. One more. Happy Holidays from Donnie & Melania. 🎄👀👏🏼🦈🎄 https://t.co/94w4WJW0tI— Matt M. McKnight (@Matt M. McKnight)1549434724.0
More foreign policy drama!
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/0kDzy7DGn5— Dahna Goldstein (@Dahna Goldstein)1549427082.0
They say justice is blind.
@ParkerMolloy @KateAurthur https://t.co/grmQTUT468— Tee Dubs (@Tee Dubs)1549431751.0
And how about all the Supreme Court scandal with Kavanaugh?
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/ydqkcvvI06— Dan Speerin (@Dan Speerin)1549427151.0
Conspiracy theory confirmed!
@ParkerMolloy Nancy's clap was so powerful, it faked the moon landing. https://t.co/oRj7llTvdZ— abbey simmons (@abbey simmons)1549433660.0
This picture tells a story.
@ParkerMolloy https://t.co/phsZ2coLiw— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1549427501.0
The ultimate superhero team-up.
@ParkerMolloy MAGA rally in Billings, MT w/ Plaid Shirt Guy https://t.co/bLPkiTuc4h— Matt M. McKnight (@Matt M. McKnight)1549431687.0
And speaking of facial expressions:Bonus! Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, with an expression that truly says it all.
Use these memes to take care of yourself.
https://t.co/P9BdZ6U8sF— Desus Nice (@Desus Nice)1549423546.0