It was when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood and applauded a line from Trump’s speech in a way that seemed rife with sarcasm to many observers.
The moment came after an eyebrow-raising call for unity from Trump that seemed at direct odds with his own long history of Twitter insults, especially coming on the heels of a pre-speech luncheon in which he reportedly insulted multiple political rivals.
“We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good,” Trump said in his State of the Union address.
Pelosi then stood and clapped, aiming her applause at Trump in a way comic Patton Oswalt summed up in a tweet:
Others also took note of the literal clap-back, which rapidly turned into a meme:
Is that shade, a clap back, or both?!?! https://t.co/6XK6EmDSAM— Micaela Tucker (@mica_tucker) February 6, 2019
You could power Cleveland for weeks on this pure sarcasm energy pic.twitter.com/ZXK2rHEe1V— Mark Gongloff (@markgongloff) February 6, 2019
Through a single clap, Speaker Pelosi tells Trump she’s going to dog walk him. Iconic picture for the ages. pic.twitter.com/ooP8DYGU2m— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 6, 2019
Holy hell that look.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) February 6, 2019
When your Mom looks at you like that, don’t walk.
This “kiss my ass” clap from Pelosi is killing me lmaooooo pic.twitter.com/WTsIntHWUi— Peela ️ (@therealpeela) February 6, 2019
getting this framed— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) February 6, 2019
(Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters) pic.twitter.com/rzGRG3Suct
“F*** you” clap. This is my new meme. This is a clap I will incorporate into my life now. pic.twitter.com/4tcTG0OgGr— Sarah Young (@sarahyoung_JD) February 6, 2019
Photo of the night - here you go man-child, a clap...— Amy Siskind ️ (@Amy_Siskind) February 6, 2019
Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/HnpNCv3R6Q
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.