President Donald Trump kisses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on cheek in rare, warm gesture

PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is hugged and kissed by President Donald Trump at the 37th annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 14, 2019.PlayJim Young/Reuters
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President Donald Trump greeted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with a hug and kiss on both cheeks during a visit to Capitol Hill.

PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is hugged and kissed by President Donald Trump at the 37th annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 14, 2019. Jim Young/Reuters
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is hugged and kissed by President Donald Trump at the 37th annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 14, 2019.

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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 Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!," he wrote.

PHOTO: President Donald Trumps shadow is seen behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington. Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images
President Donald Trump's shadow is seen behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington.

The two leaders, who are engaged 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 appropriate introduction for the next person that I am to present to you is to keep it very simple," Pelosi said. "The appropriate introduction is ladies and gentleman, the president of the United States."

Trump responded by thanking Pelosi for her "lovely remarks" and congratulated her on her Irish grandchildren.

PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi grips President Donald Trumps arm as the two pass at the Friends of Ireland Luncheon the Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington. Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi grips President Donald Trump's arm as the two pass at the Friends of Ireland Luncheon the Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington.

Earlier this week they seemed to be in agreement over the concept of impeachment, despite their stark 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.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington. Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images
President Donald Trump greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2019, in Washington.

The kiss on 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."

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