After President Trump arrived at the front of the House chamber for his State of Union address on Tuesday night, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reached out to shake his hand — a customary moment for any State of the Union. Trump appeared to ignore Pelosi:
From another angle:
Then, in another dramatic moment after the president concluded his speech, Pelosi stood up and ripped Trump’s prepared remarks in half.
And she later used Trump’s handshake dodge for a bipartisan dig on Twitter, explaining that “Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship” to work for Americans.
Earlier Tuesday, Pelosi confirmed that she and Trump have not spoken since the speaker dressed the president down during a White House meeting on Syria in October — later calling Trump’s behavior at the meeting “a meltdown.”
This post has been updated to include what Pelosi did after the speech.