The State of the Union address given by President Donald Trump was largely a call for unity and compromise for the betterment of the country. A call that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently screened and ignored.
Multiple times during Trump’s speech the leading Democrat can be seen showing her disrespect in some form or fashion.
For example, Pelosi sent out multiple tweets as immediate responses to Trump’s statements. While sitting next to the president she made this tweet:
An underhanded move that robs the president of a chance to respond (although it wouldn’t be surprising if he came back around to it).
Former Trump assistant Sebastian Gorka also pointed out how Pelosi can be seen patently ignoring the State of the Union while rifling through papers in an exaggerated manner.
But perhaps the most striking instance of disrespect was the condescending clap Pelosi directed at President Trump when he mentioned that parties “compromise” on issues.
It appears that the House Speaker is confused about who is going to be doing the compromising in the coming weeks.