While Republicans applauded throughout his speech as he listed historically low levels of unemployment among African-Americans and Hispanics, Trump said the Democrats remained silent despite the "positive news".
Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, responded to Trump's characterization of the Democrats uttered at a speech in OH yesterday by saying on the Senate floor that, 'treason is not a punch line'.
Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., at the White House Dec. 5.
Trump also predicted that Republicans will do well in November's congressional elections.
"Oh but did we catch them in the act or what?" I'm going to send him a letter of thank you. Oh, did we catch them in the act. They never thought that they were going to get caught. "We're like the great sleuth".
The specific Democratic disgrace: not applauding POTUS during the State of the Union.
He also accused Democrats of being "un-American" for not clapping during his address to the nation last week, in contrast to fellow Republicans, who Trump said were "going totally insane wild" over everything he said. And as unusual as they are individually, they are even more freaky in combination. I wouldn't exactly say it was a rousing - but he was putting his hands together.
"He was probably severely reprimanded, don't you think?" Trump said, complaining that Democrats "would rather see Trump do badly, OK, than our country do well.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday the Republican president was "clearly joking" when he made the comment.
"We consider that fine dining", Norris said.
Trump pointed to a person near the front of the crowd. Tenney not only agreed with Trump for the most part, she actually reiterated many of his comments - all while bashing Democrats for being all about obstruction and failing to acknowledge the issues Trump was speaking about.
Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.
In the months leading up to the big game, some National Football League players have been kneeling to protest police shootings of African-Americans - a move Trump has criticized as un-patriotic.
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