Nancy Pelosi's already iconic tearing of Donald Trump's State of the Union speech has inspired a lot of reaction with many hailing her as the new queen of the universe.
You're not gonna see us complaining about this sentiment but there have been a few people (the usual lot) who weren't impressed by what they saw.
The political equivalent of throwing one’s toys out of one’s pram (*stroller)... every time I think Democrats can’t… https://t.co/KhGKLcKgcB— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1580881522
She has demeaned her office. https://t.co/MJDtBfyzao— Nigel Farage (@Nigel Farage) 1580892025
Among them was Trump's own secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who shared a picture of little Lisa Simpson crying while tearing up a piece of paper.
https://t.co/AaopLt8f9f— Mike Pompeo (@Mike Pompeo) 1580876495
Pompeo didn't add any context to the picture but he was clearly trying to mock Pelosi but there is a problem.
By not checking what episode this was from Pompeo has ended up with egg on his face.
The image comes from the season 3 episode 'Mr Lisa Goes to Washington' where Lisa takes part in a children's essay writing contest which takes place in Washington DC.
Lisa gets to the final of the competition by writing a patriotic speech about the greatness of America democracy, however, while she is in the capital she witnesses a crooked congressman Bob Arnold take a bride from a lobbyist for a logging firm.
Upon seeing this crime, she tears up her original speech and rewrites it to be a more honest a scathing assessment of American government and politics.
It's an iconic moment from the early episodes of The Simpsons as Lisa realised that her original speech was doing nothing more than papering of the cracks of democracy and advocating for a corrupt system.
In a way, this is exactly what Pelosi did to Trump on Tuesday so if you were to really scrutinise Pompeo's tweet you could say that he was supporting the Democrat.
Without fail, people picked up on this oversight and were more than happy to tell Pompeo what was going on that particular scene.
lisa was crying because she found out the speech was nothing more than a rhetorical device to justify corruption https://t.co/QVOEmyCJYp— Tom McKay (@Tom McKay) 1580882138
“The image tweeted by Pompeo is from a Simpsons episode titled "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington," in which Lisa tears u… https://t.co/uezZzKChy1— Steve Marmel 💉 💉 💉 (@Steve Marmel 💉 💉 💉) 1580907641
For the record in this episode Lisa is crying and ripping this shit up rightfully because she’d realized the govern… https://t.co/5fRgXYH7JL— Mark Agee (@Mark Agee) 1580880098
It’s funny because she rips up her own essay because she has lost faith in democracy due to corrupt politicans. It… https://t.co/mk4IWdYw67— Lisa Tozzi (@Lisa Tozzi) 1580902940
Disillusionment in the face of corruption. A patriot, eager to see the best in her country, disgusted by those who… https://t.co/lp2oAD1JOr— Steve Benen (@Steve Benen) 1580912609
Lisa is ripping up her speech in tears because her faith in Washington was crushed by political corruption https://t.co/VD9PvyMvwW— Rational Disconnect (@Rational Disconnect) 1580913217
From S3E2: "... disillusioned by the dishonesty of government officials, Lisa tears up her essay and writes a more… https://t.co/FIwyhpOZWM— Steve Mullis (@Steve Mullis) 1580912108
In this episode Lisa loses her faith in democracy after seeing a corrupt politician selling out American values and… https://t.co/Ar2Oku5urW— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@Bill Pascrell, Jr.) 1580910681
This screenshot is from an episode where Lisa Simpson goes Washington and sees how petty and dysfunctional US polit… https://t.co/tPReHXL6hi— Robbie Gramer (@Robbie Gramer) 1580906860
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