‘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)1548305691.0
So what you're saying is...NANCY PELOSI WON https://t.co/KP8UShLn7h— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1548304561.0
She is from Baltimore, Maryland. You are from a golf resort somewhere. In Baltimore, we strip mooks like you down… https://t.co/EGOZv7xjpG— David Simon (@David Simon)1548304684.0
The state of our president is cuck https://t.co/BZHOmunwWe— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro)1548303736.0
Folding like the cheapest of suits. https://t.co/oYuImojjwG— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1548303744.0
Will you fold the prison laundry as fast as you folded here? https://t.co/CkfpyiLxZC— Professor Sarah Parcak (@Professor Sarah Parcak)1548305287.0
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)1548304037.0
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)1548303892.0
Trump punts https://t.co/78kXySTDBm— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1548303409.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump basically just cried Uncle! https://t.co/4u0MVkZ3kn— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1548303322.0
President Costanza insists he has hand. https://t.co/06O9HrCn8K— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1548303384.0
Shorter: She kicked my ass. https://t.co/WcQZ9H1oBF— Joe Conason (@Joe Conason)1548303512.0
Game, set, match. https://t.co/XdQJdZ61md— ryan teague beckwith (@ryan teague beckwith)1548304207.0
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— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1548303843.0
Kneel before Zod https://t.co/OiqlxEZr8I— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1548303754.0
wow he's gonna punt on the MAGA rally (!) https://t.co/zRw1WRcBO9— Dave Catanese (@Dave Catanese)1548303971.0
How will this play with the mlitant Trumpists who were rging him to stand up to Pelosi? How does he react when he r… https://t.co/g78ImDfdbC— Jeff Greenfield (@Jeff Greenfield)1548303680.0
'I think he's scared': Trump biographer calls Trump caving into Nancy Pelosi 'shocking' https://t.co/dHg7Tu5XUv— Raw Story (@Raw Story)1548305544.0