Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. The speech hit all his big policy goals, including repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, increased vetting of immigrants, and cracking down on crime.
As reporters raced to check Trump’s facts, Twitter lit up with reactions to the speech and the responses from the live audience.
Democrats notably stayed seated throughout Trump’s remarks, while Republicans were on their feet and applauding after every few sentences.
Needless to say, a lot of the reviews from Hollywood stars were far from flattering, especially from those who noted how Trump read the scripted speech from a teleprompter.
Of course, Charlie Sheen had a very “unique” view of the POTUS’ speech.
Comedian John Hodgman had a tough time when Trump misspoke the word “anniversary.”
Recent stories that pinned down what news shows Trump has been watching right before tweeting were top-of-mind too.
The folks running the Twitter account for “Jessica Jones” appeared to be watching the speech — and not really enjoying it.
And frequent cuts to Democrats in the audience seemed to be begging for some intervention.
Quite a few people had up-to-the-moment fact checks ready to go.
When reactions weren’t factual, they were emotional. Trump discussed harsher moves against illegal immigrants and doubling down on fighting “radical Islamic terrorism.” Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s face summed up a lot of feelings for many people watching.
As did Sen. Al Franken’s face.
And Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s face.
Oh, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s face.
Many didn’t think too highly of Trump’s announcement about the formation of Voices Of Immigrant Crime Engagement, or VOICE.
Comparisons to past addresses also leapt to many minds. When Trump mentioned that Americans would aspire to visit other planets in the future, it reminded of one of George W. Bush’s science-related statements.
At least one person was very impressed by Trump’s speech.
And some people anticipated how pundits would react when it was all over.
But maybe the best reaction was the one people retweeted from the man himself, circa one year ago.
Source: the wrap feed