The State of the Union started with President Trump’s snub, and it ended with Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping the text of his speech in two.
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An evening that is traditionally ceremonial and courteous, even boring, instead reflected the angry divisions of America’s politics and launched what seems destined to be a very rough campaign year. The House chamber, like much of the country, was split down the middle Tuesday night, and the hostility from one side to the other almost palpable.
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