Democratic congresswoman caught playing Candy Crush during President Trump’s first State of the Union

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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.

A photo reveals that Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence kept her thumbs busy playing the popular puzzle game on her iPhone at 9:42 p.m. Trump had more than half of his 80-minute speech left at that point.

The photo shows Lawrence sitting by two fellow Democrats from the Congressional Black Caucus, Reps. Bonnie Watson and Joyce Beatty, who were both also on their phones, although they did not appear to be playing any puzzle games.

The colorful and addictive smartphone game has become a favorite among casual gamers and, apparently, even among some members of Congress.


A spokeswoman for Lawrence did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily News.

Democrats refused to stand or clap for Trump during his first SOTU address. In the mercurial speech, Trump called for unity — a plea that sharply contrasts his usually divisive and aggressive tweets and rhetoric.

Lawrence was not the only one to be somewhat distracted from Trump’s remarks. The Daily Mail, which first reported on the photo, also noted that Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J.,  was reading responses to her tweets, while Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, viewed a draft press release reacting to the speech.

Sources: foxnews

Daily mail

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