Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), two of the most prominent progressive Democrats in Congress, announced Tuesday that they would protest President Donald Trump by refusing to attend his State of the Union address.
President Trump delivered his third official State of the Union address to the nation from the US Capitol, the night before the Senate is scheduled to render its verdict on his impeachment trial.
Three years into his presidency, President Trump is still the most comfortable when he’s leaning into his previous life as a reality TV star.
Tuesday’s State of the Union address featured several staged “surprises,” meant to delight — or infuriate — Trump’s audience.
Weg mit dieser fadenscheinigen Scharade, die jedes Jahr auf Kosten des amerikanischen Volkes veranstaltet wird
During his address, the president acknowledged the number of women in newly created jobs last year, which led to one of the most memorable moments during the event.
The women leapt to their feet to cheer and high-five each other, which led to the rest of the House rising to clap them.
President Donald Trump’s second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night takes place as the president and Congress try to find a solution to avert another government shutdown on February 15. The speech was delayed two weeks amid the longest government shutdown in history, and Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are still at an impasse.
What happened to all these people?
The State of the Union has always been more about theater than substance. By the next day, almost no one can remember what was said. The speech is too long, the applause insincere, the cutaways overly staged. Huge moonshots are announced, only to fall back to Earth, unremembered.
Yet every now and then, the state of the union becomes so alarming that the State of the Union acquires a new fascination, as a different kind of theater. Sometimes, it is a theater of the absurd.
George Washington delivered the first regular annual message before a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1790, in New York City, then the provisional U.S. capital. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson discontinued the practice of delivering the address in person, regarding it as too monarchical (similar to the Speech from the Throne). Instead, the address was written and then sent to Congress to be read by a clerk until 1913 when Woodrow Wilson re-established the practice despite some initial controversy.
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