A Congress member celebrated Donald Trump caving to Democrats on his border wall shutdown by suggesting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be the one to give a State of the Union.
Pelosi "should give the State of the Union since she's obviously the one running the country," Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) tweeted after the president announced he'd be signing a three-week stopgap government spending bill that does not include funding for his wall.
.@SpeakerPelosi should give the State of the Union since she's obviously the one running the country.— Congressmember Bass (@Congressmember Bass)1548450814.0
Axios' Jonathan Swan noted that a former White House official said something remarkably similar.
"Trump looks pathetic," the official told Swan. "He just ceded his presidency to Nancy Pelosi."
The sentiment was shared by multiple other Twitter users.
"Nancy Pelosi is clearly violating the Constitution by serving as both Speaker and President at the same time," Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlotte Clymer tweeted.
Nancy Pelosi is clearly violating the Constitution by serving as both Speaker and President at the same time. 💅🏼— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1548443306.0
Shareblue's Oliver Willis agreed, joking that "today is the day Nancy Pelosi became president."