Drama in Trump State of the Union

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Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican who voted to convict Mr Trump on abuse of power.

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Fred Guttenberg, who lost his 14-year-old daughter in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, was escorted out of the gallery during President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

Trump refused to shake Pelosi's hand and later she omitted the customary laudatory words in her introduction of the president.

She said: "Our Founders put safeguards in the Constitution to protect against a rogue president".

As Trump finished addressing the State of the Union, Pelosi stole the show as she stood and tore the printed copy of Trump's speech in half. Normally, she would have said, "I have the high privilege and distinct honour of presenting to you the president of the U.S.". "Tonight we have a very special surprise", he said.

Trump also took the opportunity Thursday to jab Sen.

Only the third United States leader ever placed on trial, Trump readily defeated the effort to expel him from office for having illicitly sought help from Ukraine to bolster his 2020 re-election effort.

  • Ismael Montgomery