Trump breaks with tradition, doesn't wait for Pelosi to start speech

 
The Speaker of the House typically makes an introduction once the president reaches the dais. That traditionally comes after the House sergeant-at-arms announces the president's entrance into the House chamber.
 
Last year, for example, then-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE (R-Wis.) formally introduced Trump before the president began speaking. But this time Trump launched right into his speech after shaking hands with Pelosi and Vice President Pence.
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Pelosi, after the speech, rejected the idea that Trump snubbed her or broke any kind of protocol ahead of the speech.
 
"What do you mean? I introduced him," Pelosi told a handful of reporters as she left the Capitol. "I did introduce him. I said, 'Members of Congress, I present you the president of the United States.' There was no snub."
 
"It went quickly, I guess." 
 
Pelosi and Trump have repeatedly clashed since she became Speaker last month.
 
Pelosi initially invited Trump to deliver the State of the Union in late January, but then requested that he postpone the address amid the partial government shutdown. Trump then moved to prevent Pelosi and other Democrats from traveling on a congressional delegation to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.
 
Trump eventually relented on pushing to deliver the State of the Union on the originally planned date of Jan. 29. Pelosi later invited Trump to give the speech on Tuesday once the shutdown ended.
 
Mike Lillis contributed.