As President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday, a Democratic congresswoman in the crowd focused on the state of her Candy Crush score.
Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence tapped her way through the game on her iPhone while Donald Trump was speaking about revamping America’s international trade posture.
New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman was reading responses to her tweet about the president’s alleged ‘white nationalism’ while he talked.
And Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty was inspecting a proposed press release reacting to the speech – while it was barely a third of the way through.
The Democrats was caught by a Getty Images photographer playing Candy Crush on her phone during the speech. The Daily Mail points out the picture was snapped at 9:42 p.m., according to Getty, right as Trump was addressing trade deals.
“The era of economic surrender is totally over. From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and, very importantly, reciprocal,” he insisted. Those remarks came after he pledged to lower prescription drug prices and before he pledged to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.”
On the other hand, other Democratic leaders, such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), weren’t pleased with the subject matter of the address. Her reaction was so popular during the address that it became a headline story.
Democrats were widely criticized by Republicans for their behavior during the address, with some refusing to stand for even non-partisan applause lines — such as applauding guests or hailing low black unemployment.