President Donald Trump greeted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with a hug and kiss on both cheeks during a visit to Capitol Hill.
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The rare, friendly interaction between the two came just 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 by the Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019
The two leaders, who are involved in an ongoing border wall dispute, were brought together Thursday at the Annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon. They both kept their remarks free of any partisan jabs and focused on celebrating and "toasting the friendship" between the U.S. and Ireland.
"I've been told that the proper introduction for the next person I am presenting to you 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 her "lovely remarks" and congratulated her on her Irish grandchildren.
Earlier this week they seemed to agree on the concept of impeachment, despite their flagrant political differences.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said impeaching Trump would be too divisive to the country. He's "just not worth it," she added.
Trump later tweeted that he greatly appreciated her comments.
I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi's statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I have never done anything wrong, the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes! How do you impeach ….
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
The kiss is the cheek is the latest attention-grabbing gesture between the president and what some consider his "foil."
Pelosi's exaggerated applause after Trump's remarks during the State of the Union went viral and turned into an "internet-defined clap-back"