- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bar is so low for President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night that a speech in which “his nose isn’t running and he isn’t burping” would be considered successful.

“If his nose isn’t running and he isn’t burping, he did a great speech,” Mrs. Pelosi told the House Democratic Caucus at their weekly private meeting Tuesday morning, Politico reported.

She reportedly instructed Democrats to behave themselves during the address in order to avoid any controversial moments for the party.

“Let the attention be on his slobbering self,” she said. “If you want to walk out, don’t come in.”

About a dozen House Democrats have expressed plans to boycott Mr. Trump’s address out of protest.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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