A source close to the speaker said the moment was not planned. But the two bookends — the snub and the tear — perfectly encapsulate the ever-growing chill that has defined the Trump-Pelosi relationship. Pelosi and Trump hadn’t spoken in months, and their encounter Tuesday night was the first time they were face to face since Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry…
“I suppose it’s all part of the reality-show State of the Union address that we just experienced,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) mused as he left the chamber.
“That was a 2020 campaign rally, that was not a State of the Union,” added Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), calling it a “disgrace. … I regret stepping one foot inside.”
Even Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has chided his Democratic colleagues for being too partisan during Trump’s addresses said that the snub of Pelosi’s handshake was “awful.”