Economy

Trump appears to snub Pelosi when she tried to shake his hand

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up President Donald Trump's SOTU speech after fuming through the well-applauded yearly address.

She was then seen visibly disagreeing with many of Trump's points during the speech, at some points mouthing "not true", or shaking her head no. Pelosi remained seated during most of the address.

After the president concluded his almost 90-minute address, Pelosi ripped up the paper copy of his speech she had in front of her with a pointed flourish.

As he ascended the podium, Trump handed a copy of his speech to Vice President Mike Pence and another to Pelosi, who extended her hand to the president.

The White House responded quickly, accusing Pelosi of disrespecting the Americans that Trump had praised during his State of the Union address.

More news: Ireland Complete Preparations For Scotland Clash Later

In another testy moment, Pelosi also ignored the traditional introduction of the president as he walked into the chamber.

The speaker led House Democrats in impeaching Trump last month on charges he abused power and obstructed Congress in the Ukraine matter.

Minutes after the speech had concluded, and Pelosi had made a display of ripping it up, the House Speaker returned to the handshake.

Fred Guttenberg, a gun control activist and father of Parkland shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, was "ejected" from the State of the Union speech after screaming at President Trump.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


05 February 2020
Chinese Central Bank to Pump Billions Into Markets Amid Coronavirus Fears
As of Monday afternoon, Chinese authorities had reported more than 17,000 infections by the virus and at least 361 deaths. Economists have warned that the outbreak will add to downside risks for China's economy in the first half of this year.

05 February 2020
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar in Bangladesh squad for 1st Test vs Pakistan
Pakistan have called back all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Bilal Asif for the first Test against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi. India now lead the championship with 360 points followed by Australia (296), England (146) and Pakistan (80).

05 February 2020
Dodgers to acquire Mookie Betts, David Price from Red Sox
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox . The 27-year-old Betts hit.295/.391/.524 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs last season.

05 February 2020
Johnson comes under fire from sacked climate conference boss
Chief executive Mike Hawes said that "accelerating an already very challenging ambition will take more than industry investment". Gas and diesel vehicles still make up 90 percent of sales in Britain, though demand for electric cars has grown.

05 February 2020
Lesotho’s First Lady Turns Herself In For Questioning Over Murder
But his current wife vanished when the police called her in to testify, prompting the issuing of an arrest warrant. The premier didn't specify when he would resign, saying only it would occur "when all is in order".

05 February 2020
Pete Buttigieg heckled by climate protesters as he campaigns in New Hampshire
Meanwhile, the race to find his opponent fell into chaos as the victor of the Iowa caucus was not clear amid technical problems. Pete Buttigieg was heckled by climate protesters as he embarked on a hectic week's campaigning in New Hampshire.

05 February 2020
National Basketball Association changes Three-Point Contest for first time, adding two deep threes
Howard, who has not participated in the dunk contest since a three-year run from 2007-09, won the contest in 2008. Bertans, Graham, LaVine, Robinson and Young are all first-time 3-point contest participants.

05 February 2020
Iguodala prepared to sit out season if Grizzlies don't trade him
Iguodala's former Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry also joined the discussion with a post on his Instagram story. That.500 record is now good enough to claim the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

05 February 2020
Newly-built hospital in Wuhan accepts patients infected with coronavirus
Passengers on the tram wear face masks in hopes to prevent contracting the spreading coronavirus in Hong Kong, Feb, 3, 2020. Patients are experiencing symptoms including fever, coughing, shortness of breath, confusion, and headaches.

05 February 2020
Korean woman tests positive for coronavirus after Thailand visit
Most factories in China have extended their Lunar New Year holiday until the 9th of February due to the coronavirus. He was the second person to have been tested with the virus after the first incident was reported on January 20.