A Purposeful Snub? Trump Appears to Reject Handshake With Pelosi at the State of the Union

President Donald Trump appeared to snub House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

Before kicking off his address, Pelosi reached out her hand to Trump but the president didn’t shake her hand.

The Democratic lawmaker posted the image on Twitter late Tuesday, and wrote, “Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done [for the people].”

She added, “We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot.”

Many took to Twitter to comment on the moment from the State of the Union.

Pelosi also broke congressional tradition during the State of the Union address, as she opted to introduce Trump as just, “Members of Congress, the president of the United States.”

As Business Insider notes, the House speakers typically in the past say it is their “high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States.”

Another dramatic moment came at the end of Trump’s address when Pelosi ripped up a copy of the address, as IJR reported.

The State of the Union address comes amid congressional impeachment tension, with the Senate expected to vote on Wednesday on two articles of impeachment against Trump.


  1. Guessing whether it was a snub on purpose is the same as impeachment charges. One cannot say.

    On the other hand it was a good call, if deliberate. It’s easy to guess the places Nancy’s claw has been.

  2. Pelosi is just a part of a huge deep state cabal that has been plotting to impeach Mr.Trump weeks before he was sworn in, I wouldn’t shake hands with the back-stabbing traitorous snake either!

  3. Pelosi didn’t introduce Trump appropriately. Maybe consider doing an article about that?

  4. Trump was right to not shake the hand of a b**** who has expressed her hatred of our President over and over. I’m surprised he didn’t cold-cock her and lay the old Botox drunk out on the floor. Her pettiness throughout the SOTU speech defined her legacy and will follow her back to her sh**hole in Commiefornia.

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