Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., decided a video game deserved more of her attention than President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
The Michigan Democrat 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."
Most overlooked State of the Union photo: Congressional Black Caucus members on their phones while Trump speaks — including one playing Candy Crush (photo via @GettyImages) pic.twitter.com/wkx9TLcpNT— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 1, 2018
Lawrence represents Michigan's 14th District, which includes portions of Detroit and its suburbs. Presumably, the congresswoman's constituents would like her to devote some attention to securing favorable trade deals — even if that means working with Trump. But, of course, they aren't totally unreasonable, and will understand video games always come first.