Nancy Pelosi (or as the president likes to call her: “Nancy”) has been on fire since she became the Speaker of the House, so it should come as no surprise that her sarcastic clapping during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became an instant meme.
The (literal) clapback came as the president concluded rather disingenuous remarks calling for unity and an end to what’s become known as “revenge politics,” because irony is not a thing that’s commonly understood in Trumplandia.
“We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good,” Trump said.
And here it is:
— Daniel Lewis (@Daniel_Lewis3) February 6, 2019
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) February 6, 2019
A delicious “hell no” look preceded the clap:
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) February 6, 2019
Now that the Speaker’s gavel is back in her hand, Pelosi’s taken social media by storm as a kinder, law-abiding version of Lucille Bluth.
In fact… you could say the two women have “the same energy.”
— Patti LaBelle’s Background Singer (@spicykezzinnugg) February 6, 2019
Hermione Granger might agree.
You never know when you might need this:
Just in case anyone wanted golf-clap-Pelosi with a transparent background: pic.twitter.com/zU9GMdY4fW
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 6, 2019
This is such a useful meme; it even comes in handy when you’re looking for praise simply for doing what you’re supposed to be doing:
When I tell my wife I changed a diaper. pic.twitter.com/N2ncXAuUb2
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) February 6, 2019
It might also come in handy when you’re about to dog walk someone. (Cardi B, take some notes.)
Through a single clap, Speaker Pelosi tells Trump she’s going to dog walk him. Iconic picture for the ages. pic.twitter.com/ooP8DYGU2m
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 6, 2019
Is it any surprise that this picture can be repurposed thanks to an Ariana Grande song?
What if you’re looking for validation after the Super Bowl?
Or even during the halftime show?
Or from your mom?
Or from your wasted body after a night of heavy imbibing?
Yes, you can use this meme for anything. Take, for instance, the president’s decision to serve Big Macs at a White House function:
And his decision to meet with the North Korean leader:
Or when he plays golf:
One more pic.twitter.com/ZCELXOpCOS
— nikki — abortion is a right — mcr (@NikkiMcR) February 6, 2019
Now go out there, young one, and use this meme for good!
Just remember: You can always do better.