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State of the Union address: Trump snubs Nancy Pelosi's handshake

The fashion statement was used to splashy effect a year ago during the 2019 State of the Union address, as well as in 2017 during a presidential address to Congress; both were organized by the House Democratic Women's Working Group in service of supporting women's issues.

Chants of "four more years" broke out from GOP lawmakers and other supporters who were there to cheer on the president. "But Jim [Jordan] is exactly right. The president showed us what we are about".

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

He called the speech the greatest State of the Union to be given in the House chamber.

When his speech ended, Pelosi stood and tore up her copy of the remarks he had handed her, later telling reporters it was "the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative". The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. "A service member's reunion with his family", the White House said in a tweet.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., told Fox News that Trump's speech was "rough" in parts.

Pelosi confirmed to CNN earlier Tuesday that she hasn't spoken to the President since the infamous White House Syria meeting in October, following which the White House released a picture of her standing up and pointing at him, which she immediately owned and placed prominently on her Twitter page.



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