It took zero time before the tension between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was evident at the State of the Union address on Tuesday when the impeached president ignored her outstretched hand to greet him.
Trump received a boisterous greeting from Republicans during the annual joint session of Congress, with members of his party chanting "four more years" as he made his way to the chamber's podium.
But when Pelosi extended her hand to the president, Trump appeared to ignore the gesture.
Pelosi shrugged as Trump quickly turned around to the podium.
But the tension didn't end there. Pelosi remained sitting during most of Trump's speech, and at the end of the address, she was captured on television ripping apart a print out of the speech and tossing it onto the desk.
All eyes were on the two after last year's State of the Union address, when, in response Trump's comments about "cooperation, compromise, and the common good," Pelosi rose to applause enthusiastically in what many took to be a shady gesture.
So when Trump ignored Pelosi's outstretched hand on Tuesday, people were on high shade alert.
However, no one saw Pelosi's destruction of the speech. She later told reporters she ripped up the print out because it was "a courteous thing to do considering the alternative."
The White House responded on Twitter, calling her decision to rip up the speech that included shoutouts to Americans in the audience "her legacy."
Pelosi and Trump have had a turbulent relationship during his time in the White House.
The last time the two met in person was reportedly in October, when she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer walked out of a White House briefing on Syria, where Pelosi said Trump had a "meltdown."
Since then, the Democrat-held House has voted to impeach Trump on allegations that he abused his power when requesting that Ukraine investigate the son of his political rival, Joe Biden, in exchange for approved military aid, as well as obstruction of Congress.
But with Republicans holding the majority in the Senate, Trump is expected to be acquitted on Wednesday.