President Trump has delivered the State of the Union address and reported that America has made a “great comeback.”
Democrats from the House, who impeached the president, were present. Senators, who will vote soon to remove the president from office, will be present.
At one point in the speech, President Trump reported that unemployment is at its lowest level in history for African Americans. Virtually all Democrats responded by refuses to clap.
“That’s what real racism looks like,” the Young Conservatives commented on Twitter.
“Are we in a place that’s so partisan that both parties can’t cheer the fact that more Americans are employed?” Fox News’ Elex Michaelson asked.
“Isn’t that something we can all celebrate?” he added.
Candance Owens quoted the President, tweeting, “7 million people have come off of food stamps and 10 million people have been lifted off of welfare.”
“Thunderous, standing ovation from Republicans. WAKE UP AMERICA: They are the party of government dependency. ” Owens said. “And not a single clap of support from the Democrats.”
Watch the livestream of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address.
From The Hill:
Sitting just behind Trump, and elevated on the House dais during his speech, will be Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who initially resisted impeachment efforts before eventually signing off on them.
Trump and Pelosi haven’t spoken since a contentious White House meeting in October when the two traded insults.
Among those seated in front of the president will be House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and his fellow impeachment managers, as well as Senate Democrats who will vote unsuccessfully to remove Trump from office less than 24 hours after his speech.
Trump and his team were hoping for acquittal over the weekend, before he delivered his third State of the Union address.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, was forced to punt the final vote until Wednesday afternoon.
But some senators are nonetheless predicting Trump will take an early victory lap during Tuesday’s speech.
“I expect that he’s going to be over the top. I would be surprised if he wasn’t bombastic and self-congratulatory.
I would be surprised if he didn’t take potshots at the press and Democrats and impeachment managers,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told reporters Monday during a break from the impeachment trial.
“My expectations are so low these days that I’m expecting the worst.”