DONALD Trump has branded Nancy Pelosi as "nasty" a year after she dramatically ripped up his State of the Union speech.

The former president made the comments during an interview with Fox Business on Thursday morning.

While discussing the moment the House Speaker ripped up his speech back in February 2020, Trump made sarcastic comments, before slammingPelosi.

He quipped the move was a "very nice thing to do, but that's how they are, nasty."

Last year, the raging speaker tore up her copy of the former president's speech as he was cheered by Republican legislators.

She was labeled "petty" with top Republicans calling her actions "disgraceful."

The line that seemed to enrage Pelosi and other Democrats came halfway through the speech when Trump stated: "I’ve also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions."

As Republicans cheered "four more years", Trump declared: "America's enemies are on the run, America's fortunes are on the rise and America's future is blazing bright."

Tensions between House Speaker Pelosi – who led the impeachment trial against Trump – and the president boiled over as he appeared to snub her outstretched hand as he arrived to give his speech.

And Democrats watched in silence – even appearing to roll their eyes – as Trump boasted about the country's economy and his killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Pelosi brazenly tore up the speech behind Trump in full view of the gallery, countless television cameras, and photographers.

It was a shocking move after she had just reprimanded members of the Democratic party for making less public and hostile displays in just the past few weeks.

Speaking to media outside the House, she said: “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.

"I tore it up. I was trying to find one page with truth on it. I couldn't."

Trump appeared to set the tone of the evening when he refused to shake Pelosi's hand before kicking off his address.

There is a chance that President Trump did not see Pelosi, who extended her hands as he was walking past her.

With her hand outstretched, Pelosi appeared to smile through the uncomfortable encounter.

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