After Trump Accuses Pelosi of Mumbling During SOTU, MSNBC Host Claims She Was Saying 'I'm Going to Own You'

After President Donald Trump accused Nancy Pelosi of mumbling behind him during Tuesday's State of the Union address, MSNBC's Joy Reid said Pelosi was likely mumbling "I'm about to own you."

During Monday's rally in New Hampshire, Trump told the crowd that Pelosi had been mumbling throughout his speech, distracting him.

"On Tuesday, I delivered my address on the State of the Union and I had somebody behind me who was mumbling terribly, mumbling," Trump said. "There was mumbling. Very distracting. Very distracting."

The crowd replied by chanting "Lock her up," a common chant at Trump rallies. However, in this case, it was about Pelosi rather than the chant's usual target, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I'm speaking and a woman is mumbling terribly behind me, angry," Trump continued. "There was a little anger back there. We're the ones who should be angry, not them. We're the ones."

During the rally, MSNBC correspondent Reid appeared on Chris Matthews' show to talk about Trump. After Matthews played the clip, Reid speculated on what Pelosi would have been mumbling.

"If Nancy Pelosi was mumbling behind Donald Trump, do you know what she was mumbling? 'I'm about to own you. I'm about to own this State of the Union, and I'm about to rip your speech up!' If she was mumbling, that's what she was mumbling," Reid said. "Donald Trump was owned by that woman. She stole that speech out from under him."

"Nancy Pelosi's one of the most proper people there are around. She's so well-mannered. And she did rip up his speech, I saw that. But she also did it after he refused to shake her hand," Matthews replied, referring to an incident at the opening of the address.

"No kidding, no kidding," Reid's fellow guest, former Republican Governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts, added. "I mean, I thought that was completely outrageous, a breach of decorum... He may be upset because he knows in his heart that she's right—he is impeached for life. And a future Congress and Senate—House and Senate—which could be a Democratic House and Senate, could come back next January, February and impeach him again if he's still there, which I sincerely hope he's not."

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi rips a copy of President Donald Trump's speech after he delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Last Tuesday, as soon as Trump's State of the Union address finished, Pelosi stood up behind him and tore up her copy of the speech. The moment went viral, with Democrats celebrating Pelosi and Republicans accusing her of metaphorically "ripping up" Trump's accomplishments and guests.

Soon after the State of the Union address, the White House Twitter shared a tweet accusing Pelosi of ripping up "one of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member's reunion with his family." The next day, Donald Trump Jr. repeated the claims and said the Republicans "shredded [Pelosi's] impeachment."

When asked why she tore up the speech, Pelosi said immediately after the State of the Union, "because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives" and called the speech "a manifesto of mistruths." The next day in a closed-door caucus meeting she elaborated on her motivation.

"I tried to find one page I could spare that didn't have a lie on it," she said. "About a quarter through it, I thought, 'You know, he's selling a bill of goods like a snake oil salesman. We cannot let this stand.' So, somewhere along the way, realizing what was coming, I started to stack my papers in a way that were tearable."