Trump's State of the Union Address: Twitter Reacts

President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence
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President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence looking on, delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on Feb. 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. 

The wall. North Korea. Venezuela. The economy. “Partisan investigations”. Donald Trump ticked off the hot topics swirling around his government and asked America to “choose greatness” during his second State of the Union address, delivered Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and watched on by millions around the globe.     

Trump’s speech, at nearly 90 minutes, but delayed by the longest government shutdown in history, was met with the type of response that says much about the state of politics right now in the United States. The Republicans stood and applauded. The Democrats looked bewildered, unimpressed. What transpired on social networks, however, was anything but predictable as Twitter went into meme-overdrive.

A flurry of tweets obsessed over images of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi studying Trump’s notes and her icy looks at the president, the Democratic Party women’s “suffragette white” outfits, appearances by Buzz Aldrin and Alice Marie Johnson (who had been championed by Kim Kardashian), and much more. 

Artists and celebrities also weighed in, as the State of the Union trended on Twitter. Among the stars locked on was Bette Midler, who took turns heckling the president and applauding Kim Kardashian. Check out some of the reaction below.


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