I saw this morning a CBS poll that showed something like a 76 percent approval for Trump’s State of the Union speech last night. That didn’t sound right until I read, “Among SOTU viewers,” and then I realized that just means that Democrats didn’t actually watch the speech. Did you watch the speech? Because I didn’t watch the speech. It was an hour and a half long. Can you imagine willingly listening to Donald Trump speak off a teleprompter for an hour and a half? I can’t do that, and I watch Manifest every week. When I die and go to hell, it’s going to be Donald Trump State of the Union speeches on a loop, and to be honest, I’m trying to postpone that as long as possible.
So, yeah: Seventy-six percent of the country who stuck their hand in a fire approved of the way it charred their skin. Well done, Donald Trump!
Not that I didn’t follow the highlights on social media. By this point, I’ve consumed most of the State of the Union speech via media osmosis, and I can tell you that there was only one highlight from Trump’s prepared remarks. It was when he said, “You were not supposed to do that.”
Female lawmakers celebrate with high fives and "USA" chants, after President Trump touts “more women in the workplace than ever before” in #StateoftheUnion speech— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 6, 2019
https://t.co/0AZZAlAXi1 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/xVYqjCFiHL
I’d also like to give Tiffany Trump props for her outfit.
Can we clap for our black sheep sister Tiffany Trump.— trophy husband (@SohailBuddy) February 6, 2019
She wore all-white to father's #SOTU2019 speech, matching Dems wearing white in solidarity with suffragettes.
Only Trump with a brain. pic.twitter.com/9vh6VnU09V
The applause the Congresswomen gave themselves didn’t sit well with everyone, however.
Things my Democrat women colleagues wouldn’t clap for at #StateOfTheUnion2019 tonight: America, freedom, free enterprise, law enforcement heroes, record low unemployment for women & minorities, the right of babies to live. Things they did clap for: themselves.— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 6, 2019
Liz Cheney’s father, by the way, eats actual babies for breakfast.
On the other hand, there were plenty of worthwhile reactions to Trump’s speech, best among them Nancy Pelosi’s contemptuous applause of Trump, which is soaking up all the media’s attention this morning, which I’m sure Trump is goddamn thrilled about.
There were other reaction highlights, too. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stone-faced reaction to everything Trump said was priceless, although reading the hate-tweets from conservatives I had to wade through to get to this one was pretty fun, too. No one inspires more anger in Trump Republicans than a 29-year-old former bartender advocating for health insurance for all and a more equal distribution of wealth. Then again, conservatives hate “fairness.”
This is it right here. AOC it the only type of person my votes are going towards going forward.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 6, 2019
No more smiling when we are wronged, no clapping for bigots, no more doing things because it’s tradition. pic.twitter.com/OuZk1wwQPz
Peggy Noonan wasn’t a fan, and in turn, Twitter delightfully turned on Peggy Noonan.
And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss. 2.— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) February 6, 2019
68 year old lady describes a sitting Congresswoman as looking “teenaged” because she does not look “spirited” and “warm” during the speech of a President who is a bigot (and also—according to leaks from his own staff—crazy and ignorant). https://t.co/UCVzD8GPDi— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 6, 2019
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I’m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
This reminds me of what one political/media commentator once said of Peggy Noonan: "She speaks with such solemn fervor, you're almost tempted to think she makes sense." Lol https://t.co/wyKqh2WMr1— JustCallMeHerb (@JusCallMeHerb) February 6, 2019
Kamala gave good face, too.
Politicians 👏 should 👏 not 👏 tell 👏 women 👏 what 👏 to 👏 do 👏 with 👏 their 👏 bodies. #SOTU— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 6, 2019
Same with Gillibrand.
The best reaction from the gallery, however, came from Joshua Trump, the kid Trump invited because he was being bulled for having the same last name.
Same, Joshua. Same.
Special shout out to Sean Spicer, too, who enlivened the after-SOTU proceedings by appearing on camera completely shitfaced.
Live on BlazeTV: After saying he turned down Trump's offer to come back to the White House, a drunk-seeming Sean Spicer comments on Eric Bolling's suit: "I never knew Target had good clothes like that." A super uncomfortable-looking Bolling mutters: "Target? Armani."#SOTU pic.twitter.com/P9SBdkcEJZ— cristina lópez g. (@crislopezg) February 6, 2019
Sean clearly had a drink every time Trump sniffed during the State of the Union speech. Someone get that man a Lyft.
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