Here's what kept Democrats diverted during Trump's SOTU address: Candy Crush, Twitter...

New Jersey Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman were seen reading messages on Twitter about Trump's supposed "White Nationalism."

Here's what kept Democrats diverted during Trump's SOTU address: Candy Crush, Twitter...

US President Donald Trump's speeches more often than not meander along predictable pathways, as he has been pretty vocal and strident about his stand on some of the major issues of the day.

No wonder some Democratic leaders utilized their cellphones to divert themselves at different points of the president's State of the Union Address on Tuesday.

While one Democratic congresswoman was caught playing "Candy Crush" during the address, others checked out the feed on social media on their phones.

Michigan Representative Brenda Lawrence was seen tapping away at "jellybeans and gumdrops" while the president was talking about revamping the United States' position in international trade.

Members of Congress look at thier cell phones during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Jersey Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman were seen reading messages on Twitter about Trump's supposed "White Nationalism." 

Among others, Ohio Representative Joyce Beatty was already scanning through a live press release about President Trump's address, even when he was barely halfway through it.

New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman was reading responses to her tweet about the president's alleged 'white nationalism' while Trump talked (Source: Getty Images)

 

On Thursday, Beatty's spokesman told Daily Mail that she had already read through the president's complete speech and was not doing anything to intentionally ignore or insult his address.

"That State of the Union is put out an hour in advance so Democrats and Republicans can read along," the spokesman said.

"And while the speech was going on, she was putting together a statement in response."

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty was inspecting a proposed press release reacting to the speech. (Source: Getty Images)

Lawrence, along with her fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus donned traditional West African kente clothes to the SOTU speech to show their solidarity with African nations that Trump allegedly labeled “s**thole countries.”

She also donned a black outfit to support victims of sexual harrassment.

No further explanation was granted to the press by the Democrats' offices for their behavior.

US President Donald J. Trump holds a glass of water before he delivers the State of the Union address as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House US Rep. Paul Ryan (R) look on in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Although it is not clear as to which level of Candy Crush Rep. Lawrence had advanced to from the pictures obtained, it is important to note that members of Congress are offered an annual compensation of $174,000 along with other state benefits. 

(L-R) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA) during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Lawrence has also touted that she is "the only Member of Congress with the experience of a full career in the Postal Service." Her post office career spanned more than three decades. 

Most of the Black Caucus members sat quietly or took notes while Republicans (top left) applauded the president, but Lawrence, Beatty and Watson (center left) had other ideas. (Source: Getty Images)

There was no comment from Watson Coleman's representative as well.

According to Getty Images, the photographer captured the revealing photos at 9:42 p.m local time.

At that moment, Trump was celebrating in his speech, that "the era of economic surrender is totally over. From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and, very importantly, reciprocal."

Democratic Reps. Brenda Lawrence, Joyce Beatty and Bonnie Watson Coleman are pictured Tuesday night standing in front of their seats in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol (Source: Twitter)

In the photos obtained, one can see Watson Coleman going through responses to a tweet she sent out at 9:30 p.m., right when President Trump drew a huge round of applause for asserting that "in America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of American life."

Coleman's feelings towards Trump were quite transparent when she tweeted:



Quite funnily, in one of the photos, she is captured reading an incredulous response from a Trump supporter named Doug Johnson:



Although the three women were facing away when the shots were taken, one can easily make out who-is-who from a group shot taken by CBC members, which features their outfits, jewellery and their seating position.

Fox News went a step ahead and reached out to the developers of "Candy Crush" to confirm if it was the same game the congresswoman was enjoying or some spin-off of the same. However, the developers decided to play safe and not respond with any comment. 

In this photo illustration, a Candy Crush game is seen on an iPad on November 3, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Republicans took the opportunity to slam Democrats for their behavior during the important event.

They claimed that some Democrats refused to acknowledge non-partisan applause lines by the president, forgetting to stand up for any of them. It seems some of the Democrats did not even applaud for the distinguished guests invited to the event. 

Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Having said that, not all Democrats slighted the president's address, as the representatives of deep-red states appeared to applaud for Trump's bipartisan lines.

Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, told Fox & Friends on Wednesday, “I’ve seen it on both sides when Obama gave speeches, Republicans. That’s disrespectful and last night was disrespectful.” 

Nancy Pelosi's face at Trump's SOTU is priceless (Source: Twitter)

However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, were seen frowning and glaring throughout the president's address.

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