Tonight, President Trump (two words that will always sound uncomfortable together, as articulated by John Oliver) is speaking to Congress. I’m here to let you know my thoughts on all the cringe-iness to come. Grab your friends, get some soft blankets and yummy snacks. We’re in for the long haul.
thanks for sticking with me.
Interested to see what pundits have to say.
Basically, that speech is the same one he’s been giving for months… just slightly different tone.
“The time for trivial fights is over….”
Closing sentiments: “We all bleed the same blood. We all support the same great American flag. And we are all made by the same God.”
ok the screen is flickering eerily in lower Solomon…. technology knows what’s up
“We strongly support NATO…”
“Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.” brings biggest applause so far tonight
when Trump invokes the Bible…. EERY
Question: isn’t the imposition to “buy American steel” a regulation?
The image of Ryan Owens’ widow crying is heartbreaking.
“Our veterans have delivered for our nation. And now we must deliver for them.”
WHAT are these pins (frantically Googling right now)
he goes on and on and on
killing, violence, madness, division….
Trump loves words like slain, vicious, criminal, carnage…
this whole segment is SO rough
VOICE: victims of immigration crime engagement
God, his segues are so clunky
seems like everyone’s standing for law enforcement support
waiting for him to say blue lives matter
yep. there it is.
here we go. violence.
“Private school graduate.”
“Education is the Civil Rights of our time…”
very lost on this transition, here.
“women’s health” and clean air and clean water AND military and infrastructure all in one sentence. damn.
did he just mention paid family leave?
“Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed…” there’s the message of optimism he kept reiterating.
Driving down artificially high price of drugs gets some applause from Democrat’s side as well
does he ever say Affordable Care Act? or always Obamacare? *late night thoughts*
oooooh, Pelosi is so mad. I’m right there with ya.
Feels like this is the most heated part of the night so far (re: ACA)
Kentucky had a really dope plan under Kynect but Republicans did away with it!
GIVE ME A CONCRETE PLAN THEN…..
If you haven’t seen the new John Oliver about this healthcare situation, reconsider your life.
first mention of Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Two core principles: “Buy American. Hire American.”
Update again: “trillion” is same level of creepiness as “billion” as “million.”
Thought he was invoking this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback) not infrastructure
I got so nervous when he mentioned Eisenhower…
Mitch McConnell’s presence never fails to overwhelm me.
Such tepid clapping for “merit based immigration system.” Even most hardline Republicans cringe at this notion.
Chuck Schumer… tonight is not your night.
update: “millions” has the same creepy intonation as “billions.”
Trump always mentions Lincoln. Always.
Wow, Mike Pence and Paul Ryan are hella synchronized right now.
pics or it didn’t happen (@Harley Davidson)
Trump uses such blanket statements when he speaks about tariffs… I hate how no one ever corrects him on this
s/o to David Perdue (home senator!!! woooo)
first mention of Chiiiiiiii-na
“More than 1 in 5 people in their prime working years are not working…”
What is that pin Maureen Scalia is wearing? @anyone?
First mention of Israel
Shoutout to Elena Kagan’s face right now.
I wonder when (if?) he will mention Russia
He says they will implement “improved vetting procedures.” But what does this mean? The process is already months, even years long for some.
where’s the mention of cyber extremism, though?
He used this term although some Republicans are asking him to refrain from using this specific phrase…
first mention of *wait for it* Radical. Islamic. Terrorism.
FIRST MENTION OF GANGS
FIRST MENTION OF THE WALL
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Interesting that so many Republicans cheer for the end of TPP… (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/pro-trade-republicans-switch-sides-in-tpp-fight.html)
cheers for Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone Pipelines. wow.
“For every new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated”
I thought they were getting rid of the term “drain the swamp” ?
I take it back– screen grab of Nancy Pelosi is one for the ages
Billions, beel-yuns, biiiiillllliiiiooooons
We were trying to figure out which revolution he was referring to… himself, of course.
“Finally, the chorus became an earthquake”
That screen grab of Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one for the ages
“A new national pride is sweeping across our nation…” Interesting. Reagan-esque?
“Message of unity and strength, a message deeply delivered from my heart.” OKAY.
Jewish community centers, vandalism of cemeteries already mentioned. wow.
First invocation of Black History Month
NGL, Melania looks amazing
Melania next to a girl who’s father was killed by an undocumented worker
heading over to lower Saloman (Salomon? Salmon? the forever mystery) to watch with the Brown Dems