From a celebrity standpoint, Trump could say nothing right from the moment he opened his mouth to speak. Many voiced their concerns on social media.
I tried. I listened but the amount of BS and stunts and questions raised that will never be answered made me throw my remote and now I am listening to Tom Petty and am a better American for it. #SOTU
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 31, 2018
My vision for America is one in which everyone is welcomed, regardless of religion, race, or country of origin. It’s people who make America great, not bigoted policies. #StateOfTheDream
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) January 31, 2018
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 31, 2018
There were, however, a few celebrities who agreed with the president.
I just have one word for our
— Clint Eastwood (@ClintEastwoodLA) January 31, 2018
Tonight our president gives HIS performance! Difference, he wins for the American people. https://t.co/cb3hkzI0zp
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 30, 2018
But celebrities, just like the rest of us, didn’t have the pleasure of being in the Capitol Building with a front-row seat to the speech. The best reactions came from politicians in the crowd — and Twitter noticed a few funny faces.
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 31, 2018
— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) January 31, 2018
Viewers also noticed the face of Melania Trump. The first lady got everyone talking when she and the president arrived in separate cars, which broke White House tradition. Then she failed to stand during key moments of Trump’s speech. People on Twitter pointed out the snubs.
Anyone catch this? Melania Trump failed to stand with everyone else when Trump stated:
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 31, 2018
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) January 31, 2018
Overall, the president’s first State of the Union address was well received — depending on who you ask. CBS News reported that of the people who watched, 42 percent Republicans, 25 percent Democrats, and 33 percent independents, three-fourths approved of the speech. CNN, however, reported that Trump received the least positive reaction in 20 years.
No matter which side of the ratings you fall into, most will agree that the majority of Twitter failed to take the #SOTU seriously. Case in point:
— Zack Massey (@zackmassey) January 31, 2018
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