Feb 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump snubs Pelosi handshake State of the Union address

President Trump snubbed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's handshake as he took the stage at the State of the Union address Tuesday.

  • The other side: Pelosi snubbed Trump back, introducing him only with the lead: "The President of the United States."
  • A speaker would have usually used the language: "I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States."

The big picture: Trump's address comes just weeks after the House voted to impeach him and one day before the Senate is set to vote for his acquittal. Whether he mentions impeachment will be a key note to watch for the night.

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