US President Donald Trump showed his dislike towards House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he snubbed her handshake after giving her a copy of his written speech during the State of the Union address to Congress at Capitol Hill on Tuesday night.
Trump, still unhappy at Pelosi’s orchestrated impeachment effort towards him, turned away as the Speaker took her copy of his speech, then stood in front of a chamber with echoes of ‘four more years’ from Republicans – while Democrats sat stone-faced.
Pelosi, angered by Trump’s snub, did not give Trump the typical introduction a speaker gives the president.
Traditionally, speakers introduce the president this way: ‘Members of Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States’.
But Pelosi simply said: ‘Members of Congress, the president of the United States.’
In what has be described as a form of ”retaliation,” House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi ripped apart her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address after he finished speaking.
On Wednesday Trump is expected to be acquitted by the Republican majority senate over abuse of power and obstruction of congress charges leveled by the House of Reps against him.