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President Donald Trump kisses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on cheek in rare, warm gesture



President Donald Trump greeted Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a hug and a kiss on both cheeks during a visit to Capitol Hill.

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  PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is hugged and kissed by President Donald Trump at the 37th Friends of Ireland at the US Capitol in Washington, March 1<div class="e3lan e3lan-in-post1"><script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
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The president of the House Nancy Pelosi is embraced and kissed by President Donald Trump at the 37th annual Friends of Ireland dinner at the United States Capitol in Washington, March 14, 2019.

The rare and friendly interaction between the two is occurred a few hours after the president criticized her on Twitter in connection with the vote to block his national emergency declaration.

"A vote for today's resolution of Republican senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime and the Open Border Democrats!", She wrote .

  PHOTO: President Donald Trumps shadow is seen behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the Capitol of the United States March 14, 2019 in Washington. Olivier Douliery / Pool via Getty Images
President Donald Trump's shadow is seen behind House President Nancy Pelosi during Ireland's US Capitol party on the 14th March 2019 in Washington.

The two leaders, engaged in a dispute over the ongoing border wall, were reunited on Thursday at the Annual Friends of Ireland Lunch. Both held their remarks free from any partisan coup and focused on celebrating and "toasting the friendship" between the United States and Ireland.

"I was told that the appropriate introduction for the next person I have to introduce is to keep it very simple," Pelosi said. "The appropriate introduction is ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States."

Trump responded by thanking Pelosi for his "lovely remarks" and congratulating her on his Irish grandchildren.

  PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi grabs the arm of President Donald Trumps while the two pass to the Friends of Ireland Luncheon the Capitol on March 14, 2019 in Washington. Olivier Douliery / Pool via Getty Images
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi grabs President Donald Trump's arm while the two switch to the Friends of Ireland Luncheon the Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington.

At the beginning of this week they seemed to agree on the concept of impeachment, despite their stark differences.

In an interview at the Washington Post, Pelosi stated that Trump's impeaching would be too divergent for the country. He "is not worth it," he added.

Trump later tweeted who greatly appreciated his comments.

  PHOTO: President Donald Trump greets Chamber President Nancy Pelosi during the lunch of friends from Ireland in the United States Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington. Olivier Douliery / Pool via Getty Images
President Donald Trump greets House President Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the United States Capitol on March 14, 2019 in Washington. [19659019] The kiss on the cheek is the last gesture that attracts attention between the president and what some consider his "foil".

Pelosi's exaggerated applause after Trump's statements during the Union State became viral and turned into a "shoulder flail" defined by the Internet.


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