Trump Hands out Pens at USMCA Signing to Mock Pelosi?

  • 2020-01-31
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Hands out Pens at USMCA Signing to Mock Pelosi?
 
Politicians often hand out ceremonial pens for noteworthy signings but it appears that President Trump handed out pens at the signing of the USMCA to mock Nancy Pelosi.

According to Fox News:

President Trump appeared to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week by gleefully handing out souvenir pens at the USMCA signing ceremony  -- a move that came after Pelosi was slammed for handing out souvenir pens with her name on them on the day she signed the resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.

 

Pelosi, D-Calif., gave out the commemorative pens Jan. 15 to a number of House Democrats who were involved in impeachment, a stark contrast from what she had repeatedly said was a "somber" and "prayerful" act. This led a number of commentators to condemn her as hypocritical and tone-deaf.

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Handing out ceremonial pens is a common tradition among American elected officials as when a president or other leader uses a pen to sign a historical document, it also becomes historical. President Barack Obama, for example, used 22 pens to sign his signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

The former president didn't catch heat for that celebratory act as the groundbreaking legislation he boosted became law, but Obama had not made it a point to wear dark colors for the "solemn" act of signing the ACA, as Pelosi did with impeachment.

The USMCA is the biggest trade deal of all time covering over $1 trillion dollars in commerce.

 Source: TTN

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