‘Outplayed by a woman’: Internet dunks on Trump after he surrenders to Nancy Pelosi on State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump admitted defeat in his battle with Speaker Nancy Pelosi over holding his State of the Union Address during Trump's government shutdown.
The surrender was the first declared victory in a major battle between the two leaders since Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.
Twitter -- Trump's favorite social network -- quickly analyzed the optics, with even Speaker Pelosi responding.
Here is a curation of some leading commentary:
Mr. President, I hope by saying “near future” you mean you will support the House-passed package to #EndTheShutdown… https://t.co/YQYvHoR1Jg— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1548305691
The state of our president is cuck https://t.co/BZHOmunwWe— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro) 1548303736
Folding like the cheapest of suits. https://t.co/oYuImojjwG— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1548303744
Will you fold the prison laundry as fast as you folded here? https://t.co/CkfpyiLxZC— Dr. Sarah Parcak (@Dr. Sarah Parcak) 1548305287
Can't think of another time since the campaign when he has had to publicly be outplayed by a woman. https://t.co/Np3J8PlA8m— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1548304037
Aside from the conciliatory tone, "prerogative" spelled correctly is how you know this is a staff tweet https://t.co/WLeiJpakKE— Jared Rizzi (@Jared Rizzi) 1548303892
Trump punts https://t.co/78kXySTDBm— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs) 1548303409
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump basically just cried Uncle! https://t.co/4u0MVkZ3kn— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill) 1548303322
Shorter: She kicked my ass. https://t.co/WcQZ9H1oBF— Joe Conason (@Joe Conason) 1548303512
Game, set, match. https://t.co/XdQJdZ61md— ryan teague beckwith (@ryan teague beckwith) 1548304207
Trump could not look smaller here - he magnified the issue by stating that he was going to give the State of the Un… https://t.co/GoI8zN7W21— The Wokest Numbersmuncher (@The Wokest Numbersmuncher) 1548303843
Kneel before Zod https://t.co/OiqlxEZr8I— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1548303754
wow he's gonna punt on the MAGA rally (!) https://t.co/zRw1WRcBO9— David Catanese (@David Catanese) 1548303971
'I think he's scared': Trump biographer calls Trump caving into Nancy Pelosi 'shocking' https://t.co/dHg7Tu5XUv— Raw Story (@Raw Story) 1548305544