Pelosi ripping up Trump's speech may not have been planned, but it was effective

“She gave us something to talk about. She knew exactly what she was doing,” Fox’s Steve Doocy said as he reenacted the ripping to great effect.

It turned the annual address into a personality clash between a Republican man who said he was turning America around and a Democratic woman who said he was lying.

On social media, partisans argued over “who started it” — Pelosi by leading the House to impeach Trump, or Trump by appearing to ignore her outstretched hand when he walked into the House chamber on Tuesday night.

Some wondered if Pelosi was deliberately replacing one meme-worthy moment with another.