Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib supported one another through President Trump’s “triggering” State of the Union address by holding each other’s hand, they admitted at a town hall event on Friday.

At the event, held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Tlaib said listening to Trump list his own accomplishments was “a huge struggle.”

But, as BizPac Review reports, Tlaib had her colleague there to support her: “I don’t think people realize that it’s worse when you’re actually there. And actually, there were moments of triggering, and I kept holding your hands — and we intentionally sat next each other to support each other.”

“Just as a woman in America, the fact that he rightfully was accused and having an incredibly strong woman come for the public and the world and tell her story of sexual assault by this person who was appointed to the Supreme Court is just … I couldn’t stand still and not do anything about it and I needed to walk away from that,” she continued, referencing Trump’s appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Tlaib and Omar were so triggered during the speech, they were among those Democrats who left early, Tlaib admitted during the event.

“We ended up leaving, especially when they just went full out applause when they put that medal around Rush,” BizPac Review reports.

According to the report, fellow “squad” members, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, attended the town hall event and spoke about the State of the Union address.

Neither of the above-named congresswomen attended Trump’s address, with Pressley announcing on Tuesday afternoon that she intended to boycott it. AOC joined her.

“The State of the Union is hurting because of the occupant of the White House, who consistently demonstrates contempt for the American people, contempt for Congress & contempt for our constitution. I cannot in good conscience attend tonight’s sham,” Pressley said on Thursday, per BizPac Review.

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