During Trump’s State of the Union address, Democrats shamelessly sat on their hands as he talked about record low unemployment for women and minorities. But Trump finally found a way to make them stand up and applaud. All he had to do was talk about them.
USA Today reports:
No Democrat stood when the president began to talk about illegal immigration. When Trump warned of caravans of immigrants marching toward the United States, some Democrats sighed.
But – in one of the few moments of unity –Trump seemed taken aback when Democratic women stood and cheered as he talked about improving opportunities for women.
“You weren’t supposed to do that,” he ad-libbed.
“Don’t sit yet, you’re going to like this,” he added, before recognizing that women earned the right to vote 100 years ago and a record number of women are serving in Congress.
Democratic women jumped up and high-fived each other. One yelled, “Thank you, Nancy!” Others started chanting “USA! USA!” ”– and were eventually joined by Republicans.
There was also some bipartisanship before the speech. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and his wife, Gayle, said Republicans and Democrats dined together on chicken potpie and bread pudding. He said it’s tradition. And for those who wanted something healthy, there was asparagus.
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Next time, Democrats might want to think about applauding something other than themselves.