Twitter ignites over Paul Ryan's hand gesture during Trump's 'In God We Trust' moment

The Twitterverse exploded Tuesday night after State of the Union viewers noticed something Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan did with his hands.

During his address, President Trump invoked the name of God a few times, while Ryan, a self-described devout follower of the Christian faith, sat clapping behind him. But one of Trump's mentions of the heavenly father prompted a reaction from Ryan that many online found bizarre.

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Trump stated during his address: "In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy are the center of American life. The motto is: In God we trust."

And in response to Trump's remarks, Ryan pointed upwards, which many presumed to be toward God, while mouthing the words: "up there."

Ryan's gesture sparked an outcry of hilarious reactions from confused viewers on Twitter.

"Paul Ryan looked up and shot a single finger gun towards the ceiling as if God was a personal friend/is responsible for this dumpster fire," one user tweeted, while another wrote: "The #FakeNews didn't even cut to God pointing back at Paul Ryan."

See more reactions here:

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Twitter erupts over Paul Ryan strange hand gesture during Trump's speech
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks to the media after attending a meeting with House GOP members, on Capitol Hill January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address this evening. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
I think my favorite part of the SOTU speech was when Donny said “In God We Trust!” and Paul Ryan looked up and shot…
@foxandfriends There is a point when President Trump states “in God We Trust” and Paul Ryan points to the words ove…
This whole video was just weird Especially Paul Ryan's hand gesture after Trump said "In God we trust".. Then Tr…
"In God we trust"... Paul Ryan giving the Big Props to JC behind Potus at these words... but why isn't it followed…
Trump saying "In God We Trust" and Paul Ryan pointing to it on the ceiling was an absolutely beautiful moment and g…
What did Paul Ryan just say? Trump said, "the motto is 'In God We Trust.'" And then Paul Ryan point up and said something.
Did Paul Ryan just point upward when Trump emphasized “in God we trust” during SOTU? I could not be any more disgusted.
Thank God for Paul Ryan for pointing to the ceiling, where evidently the God in whom we Trust lives. Otherwise, I m…
Paul Ryan pointing up at the sky when He Who Must Not Be Named said In God We Trust should’ve caused some sort of l…
What the hell did Paul Ryan do with his hands when, President Trump said "In god we trust".
As Trump says, "In God we trust," Paul Ryan looks up and points toward the heavens. A conman and a theocrat.
Paul Ryan pointing at the ceiling when Trump said "In God we trust" is the horror movie no one wanted. #SOTU

However, a few on Twitter jumped to the politician's defense, clarifying that Ryan's gesture was simply directed towards the ceiling, which also displayed the words: "In God We Trust."

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