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Trump gives Pelosi farewell kiss on cheek after Capitol visit

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President Trump on Thursday twice greeted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with a kiss on the cheek, a rare warm interaction between the two leaders.

CBS News reporter Bo Erickson shared video on social media that showed Trump giving Pelosi a peck as he departed the Capitol after attending the Friends of Ireland luncheon.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram reported that Trump similarly greeted Pelosi when he arrived for the event.

{mosads}Pelosi has served as a prominent foil during Trump’s presidency, first as House minority leader and now as Speaker since January. She has frequently lambasted his policies and his rhetoric on immigration, health care, spending and other subjects.

The two clashed over the State of the Union address earlier this year when Pelosi postponed it amid a partial government shutdown. Trump suggested he would give the speech regardless, but ultimately relented.

Pelosi also caught Trump’s attention with comments published earlier this week in which she indicated she’s unlikely to support impeachment because the president is “not worth it.”

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it,” Pelosi told The Washington Post.

Trump later tweeted that he appreciated the Speaker’s comments, but that he “never did anything wrong.” 

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