President Trump paid tribute to the wife of fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens during his first speech before a joint session of Congress.
During these types of political speeches, it’s very important that members of Congress stand or stay seated depending on what the President says. In fact, I’d say that people who watched the speech were more interested in how members – in particular of the opposing party – reacted to statements that Trump made during his speech. They wanted to psychoanalyze their body language.
For most of the speech, the Democrats stayed seated, and the Republicans gave multiple standing ovations. When Obama was president, it was the other way around.
However, there are certain times during these speeches where it would be virtual political suicide not to join with everyone else in a standing ovation. One of those times was when President Trump honored the widow of a fallen soldier. It was the first soldier who lost his life in the battlefield on Trump’s watch.
Everyone joined in the emotional 2-minute standing ovation. Everyone except two Democrats. And not just any two Democrats. One was the head of the Democratic National Committee, and the other is the current deputy chairman of the DNC.
RETWEET if you think Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz refusing to clap for the sobbing widow of a Navy Seal was plain DISGRACEFUL! pic.twitter.com/bp8dwIBI6g
— Newt-Trump Fan Club (@NewtTrump) March 1, 2017
Here’s video. Look closely:
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