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Schumer and Pelosi’s Awkward Trump Response Gets Roasted: ‘When Mom and Dad Are Disappointed’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) gave a joint response condemning President Donald Trump’s border policies after his wall address tonight, but their points may have have gone unnoticed, as everyone on Twitter apparently just noticed the statement’s awkward frame and backdrop.

“We can re-open the government and continue to work through disagreements about policy,” Schumer said during the Democratic leaders’ response to the president’s Oval Office presentation. “We can secure our border without an expensive, ineffective wall. And, we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without compromising safety and security. The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall.”

Pelosi also stated that “women and children at the border are not a security threat, they are a humanitarian challenge,” compelling the president to “stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must re-open the government.”

While responses given by the top Democrats were predictable talking points, the real show was found on Twitter, where dozens of memes comparing the awkward shot of the two to angry parents telling off their disobedient child.

Check out a few of the best tweets below:

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