*So, was the air conditioning turned up to a maximum setting tonight in the Capitol building in DC during President Trump‘s State of the Union address?
We ask because even if you weren’t in the House chamber, but watching on TV, you feel the chill between Trump and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
We’re talking mutual snubbing that jumped off the moment Trump walked into the chamber and continued until he finished speaking, when Pelosi stood, with an expression of vague disgust on her face, and tore up her copy of the speech! Yes, she most certainly did … in full view of the television cameras, while the president’s back was turned. (Watch it above.)
Pelosi later released a statement calling Trump’s speech a “manifesto of mistruths.”
On the other hand, no one should’ve been surprised about the interaction between Trump and Pelosi, who had led the drive to impeach him. It was one of the most anticipated moments of the president’s appearance at the Capitol, the night before the Senate is expected to acquit him in his impeachment trial. The two had not seen each other since October, when Pelosi abruptly left a White House meeting after lecturing a scowling Trump, reports the NY Times.
If you missed it, the bad vibes were on display from the start on Tuesday night. When President Trump stepped up to the rostrum and handed her a printed copy of his speech, SpeakerPelosi rose and extended her hand to shake his. Trump went into his patented a-hole mode and turned his back, and the speaker quickly withdrew her hand, appearing to shrug slightly and raise her eyebrows as if to say, “Well, I tried.”
Watch it below: