She put her hand to her heart, dipped her head and gave a little bow.
"That was not a State of the Union", Pelosi said.
Except for a few passages, Trump's speech was met with silence and occasional groans from the Democratic side of the chamber, while Republicans applauded loudly and enthusiastically.
Despite belonging to Trump's party, the Republican party, Senator Romney voted to convict the United States president on the impeachment charges filed against him. She said Thursday that - at first - she thought his comments were about civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is battling pancreatic cancer.
When asked why she ripped the paper she reportedly told reporters it was "a courteous thing to do considering the alternative".
The State of the Union has for the last two years been a tense affair between Pelosi and Trump.
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter Wednesday to insist that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was filled with "hate" when she tore up his father's State of the Union speech, but Republicans got revenge when they "shredded her impeachment" in the Senate. Mitt Romney of Utah, a Mormon who cast the lone Republican vote to convict the president Wednesday after saying that his oath before God compelled his decision. "Nancy Pelosi is a frightful person". Not the least among these often subtle protests came from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The reunion was the first time a military family has been surprised by a homecoming as part of the State of Union address.
"In that speech were stories of American Heroes & American Dreams", Trump Jr. tweeted.
"I'm aware that there are people in my party. who will strenuously disapprove of my decision, and in some quarters I will be vehemently denounced", he said.
In fact, Pelosi has been freer with her thoughts on Trump and the Republicans for awhile.
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The WHO's statement came as Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand all reported new infections not imported from China. Briand, noting that these were "legitimate concerns", added: "I can not guarantee they will resume the flights".