Nancy Pelosi's Sarcastic Clap at SOTU Takes the Internet By Storm

Nancy Pelosi's Sarcastic Clap at SOTU Takes the Internet By Storm

The statement confirmed what many had already tweeted: that not only did Pelosi's sardonic gesture make a statement, but that Trump didn't even notice - he actually thanked her! He received a salute from Buzz Aldrin and heralded a series of other honorary guests.

"If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea", he said. Many expressed excitement on Twitter about her speech.

Writing that it "will take days to fact-check all the misrepresentations that the President made tonight", Pelosi criticized the president for "manufacturing a crisis at the border" and "completely ignor (ing) the gun violence epidemic that is claiming lives across the country".

The president also did not congratulate Pelosi on her ascension to the speakership unlike how George W. Bush did during his presidency when she became the first female speaker in American history.

Those are just a few of the adjectives President Donald Trump's aides are using to describe the State of the Union address he will deliver Tuesday evening. Similarly US President Barack Obama in 2010 offered an olive branch to GOP Speaker John A Boehner by praising Boehner's hard-working father, a Cincinnati bar owner.

"It appears he blew through that custom", a Pelosi spokesman griped to the WSJ.

Trump's appeals for bipartisanship in his State of the Union address clashed with the rancorous atmosphere he has helped cultivate in the nation's capital - as well as the desire of most Democrats to block his agenda during his next two years in office. Expect a chilly response in the chamber from Democrats as he talks about what he again says would be a "wall".

NPR news staff is also providing further context and analysis for both Trump's remarks and the Democratic response. "But none of these ambitions are possible without the bedrock guarantee of our right to vote", she said.

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"This is the next battle for out democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for out county", she said, in reference to the Democratic bill. They will sit with first lady Melania Trump during the address. The most notable example was Republican Joe Wilson, who infamously shouted "You lie!" at Obama during a 2009 address on health care.

White is a color associated with US suffragists who fought for women's voting rights.

A handful of Democratic lawmakers boycotted the speech altogether.

Trump highlighted bipartisan successes of the past two years, including criminal justice reform via the First Step Bill legislation, before calling on Republicans and Democrats to come together to tackle "an urgent national crisis" on "our very risky southern border".

With Republicans illustrating why the Democrats are acting like socialists, it has forced them to have to answer questions about it and explain why they are not. Several brought federal workers who didn't get paid during the shutdown, including contractors who won't get back pay.

The drama between Trump and Pelosi, however, garnered much of the attention.

Her roughly 10-minute speech concluded with a call for Americans to unite and stand up for the nation's values, to call out racism wherever it is seen and to stand up for the rights of others.

"The only thing that can stop it", he said, "are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations" - an apparent swipe at the special counsel investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, as well as the upcoming congressional investigations.

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