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Nancy Pelosi clapped at Trump during State of the Union. The memes quickly followed

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Nancy Pelosi clapped back. Literally. 

During President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood and clapped at the commander-in-chief with a grin that caught people's attention.

"But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution – and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good," Trump said prior to Pelosi's clap.

Some broadcasts cut to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic lawmakers staring, without joining their colleagues on both sides standing for a round of applause.

At the front of the House chamber, Pelosi looked at Trump, who turned around, and the viral moment was born.

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