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Pelosi accuses Trump of looking ‘sedated’ at State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused President Trump of appearing “a little bit sedated” during his State of the Union address earlier this week when she extended her hand to shake.

“It was also an act of kindness, because he looked to me like he was a little bit sedated,” Pelosi said at her weekly press conference Thursday morning. “He looked that way last year, too. But that was that. He didn’t want to shake hands? That meant nothing to me.”

The image of Trump appearing to decline to shake Pelosi’s hand before his speech Tuesday quickly went viral online. After his speech, Pelosi immediately tore up her copy of his prepared remarks, which she called a “manifesto of mistruths” during the press conference.

Pelosi tweeted out the image of her extending her hand Tuesday night, adding, “Democrats will never stop extending the hand of friendship to get the job done #ForThePeople. We will work to find common ground where we can, but will stand our ground where we cannot.”

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