The best part of Donald Trump’s SOTU was probably Nancy Pelosi’s hate-clap

Trump Delivers State of the Union Address

I didn’t watch the State of the Union. I didn’t even try. Life’s too short to watch an orange fascist sniffle his way through a speech written by a ghoulish Nazi (Stephen Miller). I didn’t even follow it on social media, although I am seeing some good tweets about it this morning. Judging from the headlines, Trump made a big show of “calling for unity” between the parties, but he had already stepped on Miller’s message when he was hate-tweeting Chuck Schumer earlier in the day, not to mention when the schticky insults he lobbed at Democrats during a luncheon yesterday with TV anchors.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced “ridiculous partisan” investigations during his State of the Union address, adding that there cannot be peace as long as there is “war and investigation.”

“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only things that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations,” the president said.

[From Politico]

His larger point was that no one should investigate him or else the economy will crash. Which… is one of the most pathetic arguments I think I’ve ever heard. “You know all that illegal and treasonous sh-t I’m into? Don’t investigate it or else we’ll lose jobs!” As for the rest of it… I know he said a lot of sh-t about immigration and his dumbf–k wall.

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  1. Bryn says:

    He literally drinks water like a toddler who’s allowed to drink from a regular cup for the first time

    • SM says:

      I know, right? My 5 year old manages to drink water from a big cup just like a regular grown up human yet the President of the most powerful country on earth is incapable of that. Also Pelosi going though some boards(were those boar game cards?) during this hot mess of an address was priceless. I hope she bites his head of when he tries to shut down the government again this February.

      • Bryn says:

        And he’s actually poked fun at other politicians for drinking water like that if I recall correctly. What a sh!t show. Nancy is the best

      • Kitten says:

        “President of the most powerful country on earth”

        We won’t be able to say that for much longer. And you know what? Maybe that’s for the best. The delusional MAGAts will still cling to the false notion that the US is Number One while other countries continue to surpass in every way.

      • SM says:

        @kitten. I was thinking of putting that in quotation marks since he definitely is not living up to that position. However, weak US President just like the orange agent of Russia is not what the world needs. Believe it when coming from part of Europe that still remembers the atrocities of 20th century and now live in the shadow of Russia’s aggression.

      • Kitten says:

        @ SM-Fair enough and I apologize if my comment seemed inconsiderate/insensitive towards the rest of the world. We all deserve a sense of security and I’m with you in that it terrifies me to have a POTUS that is alienating our allies and essentially removing our country from the Global Order. I can see how people outside of the US would be panicked and fearful, to have a country with an incredibly powerful military like ours, basically going rogue.

        I hate it. I hate him. This is such a mess and I’m just…sorry. I’m sorry that a faction of Americans are utterly awful people and I’m sorry for unleashing this monster on the world.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        He looks like his hands are actually, genuinely too tiny to hold that glass like a normal person. So bizarre. 😟

    • jwoolman says:

      I wouldn’t fault Trump about how he drinks water, even though he has acted like a schoolyard bully when others do it. He should hold the glass the way it is most comfortable and safe for him, and that’s it. He may be nervous or have an intentional tremor or be unsteady for any other reason, temporary or permanent.

      There is loads more to really criticize Trump for, and his water drinking habits are not one of them. Mocking him for that also unintentionally mocks anyone else who feels the need to hold a glass that way.

      General rule now should be “Don’t be a Trump.” We will never go wrong if we do that! Some people’s role in life is to be a bad example so we can do the opposite.

      • Chanteloup says:


      • Bella DuPont says:


        I wish I had your kind, forgiving hearts. When I think about how this tiny-handed, pea-brained, loose-tongued, dick-wad took the piss out of that disabled reporter, how he has mocked the looks of so many women and his *complete* lack of empathy in any situation whatsoever, I feel very, very sad that I can’t be more vicious towards him.

        He deserves ZERO empathy.

    • Sparkly says:

      My husband caught a glimpse and thought Trump was drinking a juice box.

  2. Incredulous says:

    I tried watching the highlights on Colbert and Meyers and I couldn’t get through even that little. Trump has run out of bluster and there is nothing left but hate and corruption.

    • CuriousCole says:

      I had the same reaction with those exact shows! I didn’t last through all of it and felt so drained from the parts I did see. I know a few friends who did a drinking game bingo sheet, (drink every mention of a caravan, ISIS, lies about immigrants) but I would have died of alcohol poisoning if I’d attempted to actually watch SOTU, because prolonged exposure to 45 speaking must be met with hard liquor. Thank God for the women in white!

  3. Galant says:

    Pelosi is so amazing. It’s a shame most Democrats are the sort to post oh-so-clever nonsense about, like, Orange Menace or something instead of wanting to do something that would actually get rid of Donald Trump (his name is Donald Trump).

  4. minx says:

    His crooked tie got a lot of attention.

  5. aquarius64 says:

    Nancy reading papers during the address is priceless.

    • Lightpurple says:

      She was also asking Pence questions and he seemed shocked that a woman would dare speak to him.

      Peggy Noonan basically just told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to smile more.

      • Swack says:

        He was probably in trouble with Mother when he got home.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I saw that from Noonan. She worked for Nixon, right? Nuff said.

      • Chanteloup says:

        Right! A O-C’s response was on fire. 🙂

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah Peggy Noonan can go…you know what with that nonsense.

      • Megan says:

        Noonan is a tired old has-been who is desperately seeking relevancy in a world that has forgotten about her. I kind of wish AOC had just ignored her. She’s not worth it.

      • noway says:

        Peggy Noonan worked for Reagan and George H.W. Bush as a speech writer. She’s actually quite good. She’s the one who wrote Reagan’s speech after the Challenger disaster and Bush 1’s Points of Light speech. I don’t get her stalking of AOC though. I mean commenting on her reaction to a speech. AOC is great and young, but she is also a representative for the people of Queens and the Bronx, and I think she is a great representation of their views. The views of the middle of Indiana probably not, but her constituents definitely 100% yes. Which is what a representative is supposed to be. She’s got six years at least before she can run for President, so this obssession some Republicans have is bordering on creepy. Let her be, if she doesn’t want to smile or she wants to do a Nancy Pelosi f*(&k you clap who cares. It’s not like we haven’t had to look at smarmy faces from Paul Ryan and Mike Pence for years.

    • Kitten says:

      The shade was the only part of the SOTU that I could stand. We basically put the TV on at 9:30 hoping that the shit show would be over by 9:45 and thne we would hear Abrams but good GOD that insufferable blowhard just never stopped talking so we shut it off and went to bed. I saw on the news that it was the third longest SOTU in history and it was all his usual hate-mongering, fear-inducing, xenophobic, racist bullshit. *YAWN*

      • BeanieBean says:

        You know, my first thought was he’s heading toward Castro territory with his long speeches. The next one will be worse.

      • jwoolman says:

        His SOTUs seem to always run very long. I think it’s because he can’t read fast. The total number of words tend to be less than for other SOTUs, he just takes more time to say them.

        He can talk fast when winging it, although then he goes off on tangents and word salads so maybe that wouldn’t save any time. But the words on the teleprompter are not his own, doubt that he practices the speech properly, and he just doesn’t read well.

      • Bella Bella says:

        They had to spell “chemo” as “keemo” in his speech so he’d know how to pronounce it. That’s what we are dealing with.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Bella Bella

        Noooooooo…….Keemo?……….stop lying………😱😱

      • Bella Bella says:

        @Bella DuPont It’s true. I saw a close up of the printed page with the word circled.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if Pelosi practiced various expressions in front of a mirror.

      • Lady D says:

        After two years of Trump, I’m sure it comes naturally to her.

      • Chanteloup says:

        hahaha True

      • Nancy says:

        She doesn’t need to. It’s hard for me to fathom she is 78 years old. I adore her. She may be the only women alive to give trump a look that unnerves him. Woman aren’t human to him, they’re toys. He finally met one who is strong, brave and so so so so much brighter than he is. He literally doesn’t have a clue. Her hand clapping was the best fu I’ve witnessed in ages. Bravo Nancy Pelosi 😎

  6. PhillyGal says:

    Such a clown! Beyond his ridiculous and disjointed speech (as if we expected anything different), his tie was seriously wonky for the first 15 minutes or so, and it was clear he was reading from a teleprompter because his pauses in between words were nonsensical and awkward. I will NEVER understand how anyone can listen to this ignorant man and think he is even remotely qualified to be the United States president. (And he didn’t even mention the recent government shutdown.)

    • CharliePenn says:

      Yes HOW do people look at him and listen to him and feel like he’s a great leader? It’s some kind of collective delusion! My friend was texting me that her parents are all excited for the glorious speech, and she felt sick and told them to just not tell her any more. How can these people, who raised a nice woman who is now my friend, who is a loving and openhearted woman, find anything appealing or acceptable about Trump?! How can they seem like such a nice older couple and yet this is what they support? It’s insane. It’s racist and fanaticism.

      • Esmom says:

        It’s Fox News. It brainwashed people into thinking Obama was the devil and it’s convinced those same people that Trump is their savior.

      • Meghan says:

        @Charliepenn it’s because they don’t want another black man or, God forbid, a woman in the White House. My father constantly posts stuff about how “horrible” things were when Obama was in office and it takes all I have to not say “when were things horrible? When he was fixing the economy? Creating jobs? Killing bin Laden?”

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “HOW do people look at him and listen to him and feel like he’s a great leader?”

        This has been running through my head since he started running. He clearly doesn’t know what he is talking about the vast majority of the time. How voters could not notice or care is stunning.

    • Giddy says:

      @Meghan, or how about the dignity that Obama brought to the office.? Or how truly compassionate he was as “consoler in chief”? Remember when he started singing Amazing Grace at the funeral for some of the South Carolina church shooting victims? And we also had a truly fabulous First Lady. I could cry. Trump is an empty husk of a man. He isn’t knowledgeable or interested in anything not on Fox News.

  7. Erinn says:

    I 100% choked on my drink while watching that. Oh my god, Pelosi is such a boss.

    • Clare says:

      Honestly, I was raised by some pretty epic women (my granny was educated to 4th grade, married at 15 – she raised my mum who is a badass architect – and she raised me to escape small town Georgia, move to the UK and get a PhD – not to be smug but they’re fing amazing) but Pelosi is just another kettle of amazing fish. I know folks don;t like her, but the way she handles/trolls that man-child…lol.

      • Kitten says:

        Wow the women in your family DO sound amazing. I bet they’re as proud of you as you are of them. 😉 PhDs are SO much work–Congrats!

      • Clare says:

        Thanks Kitten. Literally the WORST 5 years of my life, but worth it, I guess?

    • Wow says:

      I’ve been walking around mockingly doing the hate clap because it thrilled me and my husband has been two hand struggle drinking his coffee and now our kids are doing it copying us. Its more hilarious on actual preschoolers for the comparison.

    • Esmom says:

      That hate clap is exactly what a kid in my son’s baseball league a few years ago used to do to taunt opposing players. It would enrage my son to no end. It’s remarkably effective, lol.

      • Erinn says:

        It’s about as effective as going “Caaaaallllmmmm doooowwwwnnn” in a drawn out even toned voice when someones worked up about something. Instant rage!

    • AnnaKist says:

      I want to see Nancy dog walk him! Woof! 🐕

    • Carmen says:

      She looked like a proud but frustrated mommy who finally got her three year old to make number two in the potty instead of in his pull-ups.

  8. boredblond says:

    I didn’t watch, but found Senator Mazie Hirono’s reaction –“WTF” –probably summed it all up accurately.

  9. Darla says:

    There are no words for this. This picture will be in history books. This woman is amazing.

    I saw someone say on twitter that this was going to be their christmas cards picture, and you know what? I really want to do that!

  10. cannibell says:

    The image of Nancy behind him … she’s coming for him, and he has it coming. I’ll watch the three-minute compilation on the Washington Post website, but I couldn’t stomach doing the whole speech. We watched “Happy Feet,” which ended just in time for us to catch Stacy Abrams’ excellent comments.

    • Jerusha says:

      I watched Kurosawa’s Red Beard, a much more profound statement on humanity than any word that’s ever come out of trump’s mouth. Just paused it long enough to listen to Ms. Abrams.

    • Lightpurple says:

      She’s coming for him but she’s coming for him armed with facts, subpoenas, everything organized properly in a row, in a measured, patient, methodical, professional, and righteous fashion. I’m so glad she survived the challenge to her leadership. This is the type of leadership that the younger, newly-elected members of her party need to learn. There is a place for the Maxines and the Elizabeths and the Kirstens to attack the problems in their own way but there is also a need for the Nancys to pull it all together and get things done.

    • lucy2 says:

      Your first sentence reminded me, have you seen Randy Rainbow’s videos? He’s awesome and hilarious, and recently did a Chicago Cell Block Tango parody about the Trump Admin. “They had it coming!”

      I went to a lovely dinner event with friends last night, will not watch or listen to any of his speech (his voice makes me ill) and am enjoying all the memes and reactions today.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        @lucy2 — That video was sooooo good! I watched it three times in a row! He is really great at these parody videos/songs!

    • Mariposa says:

      He would have hated that she was behind him. Remember how he stalked Hilary like that in the debates?

  11. smcollins says:

    I went to bed. I had absolutely zero interest in listening to his sniffling lies and bluster. The mere sound of his voice, let alone his ugly orange mug, sends my blood pressure soaring. And the fact that he is incapable of stitching together a single coherent sentence makes it that much worse.

    • Kitten says:

      The portion of the SOTU that I saw was just Dump in super-low-energy teleprompter mode. So basically he was just droning on and on with his trademark rhetoric peppered with his usual dogs whistles and buzzwords. Stephen Miller’s speech writing is utter trash: amateurish nonsense filled with hate and propaganda. My BF was getting really mad, saying that it was a fascist speech.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, I get a physical reaction to him, too, so I just won’t watch or listen to him. I’m disgusted by the way he turns around to look at Nancy. Is he trying to intimidate her? It won’t work. And it ain’t cute, either.

  12. OriginalLala says:

    Three thoughts:

    The Dem reps/senators wearing all-white always gets me tearing up.

    Nancy’s hate-clap was amazing, she is so good at this

    I couldn’t watch it because his stupid voice and anus mouth make me stabby

    • Kitten says:

      I literally tear up just *looking* at the freshman class.

      She’s a lot more low-profile than AOC but I absolutely love Congresswoman Pressley. I voted for her and she has made me proud every single day since. Her guest for the SOTU is a BPS graduate and UMass Boston student who is a Dreamer. Her father is an asylum-seeker.

      I threw a cat toy at my TV when Trump declared that we have more women in Congress than ever before. No dude. The DEMS have more women in Congress. Your side is still largely male and white. The utter ARROGANCE of him taking credit for that.

  13. original_kellybean says:

    Why the f*ck does he hold glasses with both hands?

    • B n A fan says:

      And then pursed his lips as if her wants to slurpe it, lol. I did not watch him last night, I refused to waste one hour on his lies and threats. I wanted to watch Stacy Abrams after 10 pm and he was still talking so I changed channel to a game show.

      • jwoolman says:

        Maybe Trump isn’t used to drinking water or anything from a glass. He goes through a 12 pack of Diet Coke in a day. Don’t you kind of purse your lips when drinking from a can? I always put canned beverages in a glass and so don’t really know. But if he drinks it from the can, he may very rarely drink fluid from a glass. He doesn’t drink alcohol.

        If he does drink from glasses, maybe it’s from narrower and taller glasses.

      • Swack says:

        To me at first it looked like he is trying to cool off his drink by blowing in it.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Twitter says it’s a symptom of dementia. His right arm also gets spasms.

    • Anastasia says:

      His hands shake too hard to do it one-handed.

  14. RBC says:

    Nancy Pelosi would play a mean game of poker. Facing 45’s backside and sitting next to the satanic elf on the shelf , most people would not have been able to handle it without laughing or crying

  15. Eric says:

    My California reps weren’t having it!

    Pelosi mocking the *president with a dog-walking hate clap and Harris sitting on her hands. Loved that Harris was shadowing Kavanaugh prior to the non-event, too. I think I saw Kavanaugh grab Gorsuch’s hand for support.

    Oh hell yes, Emperor Zero…the investigations will continue, probably long after your dead and buried.


  16. Rapunzel says:

    His attempts at bipartisanship are once again undercut by the fact he is disingenuous and his Twitter feed proves it. Same with his attempts at “Presidential.”

    His voice gives me hives inside. Pelosi is only thing giving me hope right now.

  17. grabbyhands says:

    So basically the whole SOTU was just airtime for him to frame every horrible thing that he is doing right now as being inevitable because people are investigating him.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    He is so needy for applause that he was straight up just listing topics that people would clap for. Not discussing each one with a vision, just listing. Let’s honor the service men who liberated the concentration camps in WWll! We have a record breaking number of women in Congress! We need to lower the cost of medicine and healthcare! We have a survivor here of the Tree of Life mass shooting! We need to solve childhood cancer! 58% of new jobs went to women! He was trying to turn the SOTU into a rally, It was worth watching just for the I-can’t-believe-this-@$$ reactions he was getting in the room.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Except a rally did break out among the Democratic congresswomen and senators and he couldn’t understand what they were doing. He then tried to take credit at him and they loudly laughed back at him. He was rattled.

      • jwoolman says:

        Trump simply does not know how to behave at such an event. When the women applauded what he said about women improving in the job market, he made it all about him and very partisan, saying as a weak joke something like “you weren’t supposed to do that”. So even when he gets applause for saying something they liked, he can’t take it as a nonpartisan moment and just be glad they were applauding at all, but has to be divisive. He instantly had to make sure everybody knew they were “on the other side”, because his world is divided into friends and enemies with nothing in between.

        Many other aspects of his blathering were likewise divisive. It was like his inaugural speech, the “you all should hide under the bed” one. As Dubya said, “That was some weird shit.”

        I expect he will be called surprisingly Presidential because he managed to be reasonably civil onscreen, reserving his insults and rage for Twitter. But if you compare with other SOTUs, you can see he has no idea how to do the job.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Lightpurple – I LOVED THAT MINI RALLY! He tried to control them – “oh you can’t sit down” (Me: don’t you even start!) – and they were gleeful in what they chose to do and how to react. When they started the USA chant specifically about themselves, my heart sang a little. It’s not a Mueller indictment but I have to savor what little I can. VIVE LA RESISTANCE!

  19. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I turned it off just as he was done so I had perfect timing. All I wanted to see was Stacey Abram’s rebuttal speech. But Nancy’s hate-clap was all over Twitter and now there are tons of memes for it and it’s amazing.

  20. Eric says:

    I hope you all saw that Pelosi had two red balls on a blue cord.

    She had Emperor Zero’s balls mounted on a necklace and wore the damn thing!

    That’s vicious!

    • Esmom says:

      OMG. Cannot unsee now.

    • RBC says:

      Had to go back and look. Nancy Pelosi does not play around!

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I was just coming here to say that! I like how the necklace was a little ORANGE-red, surrounded by a sea of blue.

      She just continues to turn the screw Because Nancy is a BOSS!

  21. AnnaKist says:

    You poor guys. What a bloody moron he is.

  22. Michael says:

    This will obviously be the opening skit on Saturday Night Live. Wonder who will play Nancy?

    • RBC says:

      Alyssa Milano? Remember the memes that arose from her sitting behind Brett Kavanaugh during the hearings? I can just imagine her portraying Nancy sitting behind Alec Baldwin’s45 drinking a glass of water with two hands.

      • Oh-Dear says:

        God I hope not. She’s vocal enough about causes, but she’s an opportunist and she doesn’t deserve to be Pelosi.

    • Louisa says:

      SNL had better be on the phone with Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) right now.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Kate McKinnon can morph into anyone, but is Emma Thompson or Helen Mirren available? Emma is a 2 time oscar winner like DeNiro’s Mueller, she’s got the chops.

  23. Esmom says:

    That “bullied Trump kid” fell asleep? Such perfect validation that it was such a stupid idea to invite him.

    • jwoolman says:

      The poor kid couldn’t just turn off the tv like everybody at home. Let him sleep.

      Schoolyard bullies often will zero in on the target’s first or last name to mock them. It’s really impossible to avoid by choosing your kid’s name carefully. Bullies are looking for anything to use and will twist it to their purposes. The problem is both the bully and bullying and also the other kids joining in as secondary bullies. There should be zero tolerance for such behavior.

      The schools often refuse to do anything about such things, assuming we should just let children work it out among themselves. Which is ridiculous. We teach them everything else, why do we expect they will magically be able to be self-taught about this major source of sadness in kids’ lives? Kids need to be taught to recognize bullying when they are not the target and how to support the victim, as well as how to constructively deal with bullying when they are the target.

      Just telling kids to report it to adults who probably won’t do anything helpful about it anyway is a poor approach. There are all sorts of reasons why kids won’t want to do that. But they can be taught effective techniques for dealing with bullies and conflicts in general. Schoolyard mediation programs have been available for years, but few kids spontaneously come up with the ideas on their own.

      • LT says:

        JWOOLMAN – actually, schools ARE teaching kids how to deal with bullies. All of my kids were taught how to deal with bullies – and a lot of it is about being an “upstander, not a bystander.” Bullies back down to a crowd, so my kids (at least) were taught to stand up for other kids when they are picked on.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I saw that last night and he summed it all up perfectly.

    • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

      😂 love it! Thanks to almost all of you, Celebitchy commenters! Down, down day today. You managed to cheer me up on a Drumpf post! – it’s a freaking miracle

  24. HK9 says:

    Kamla Harris’ face was priceless!!

  25. Nubbins says:

    Both sides acted like a bunch of petulant toddlers. Embarrassing all around. At least it makes for good memes and SNL skits!

  26. Maple 🍁 says:

    If you’re writing a story about the STOU shouldn’t you have actually watched the STOU?
    That’s like giving a review on a movie that you didn’t watch??
    I specifically came to CB to read up on what happened last night. Disappointing.

    • Nicegirl says:

      Um, Maple, not actively trying to be rude here, but woah, step back. I’m pretty sure Kaiser had a hellish weekend fighting a bad stomach bug. Or CB had it, I saw it on the dang Twitter. Give them a break. I get it, I love this site and Kaiser’s political posts specifically are so much fun. I watched the entire bs speech and not sure she missed much other than stupid Jared’s stupid face and his dumb ass wife.

    • Kate says:

      There are lots of, ya know, news outlets that will summarize the SOTU for you Maple. If Kaiser needs to preserve her sanity by avoiding watching propaganda rallies that’s her prerogative!

    • Swack says:

      it’s SOTU not STOU. If you’re going to comment on it, at least get the acronym correct.

    • jwoolman says:

      I prefer transcripts.

    • Anastasia says:

      It’s a celeb gossip website. You can find entire transcripts and commentaries at LOADS of sites today.

    • noway says:

      Seriously, if you are getting your news from celebitchy that’s beyond sad!!! This is a gossip site. You might want to upgrade your reading material, cause your knowledge is seriously skewed to the dramatic, snarky, superficial, ironic, silly looking, and overall crazy. They deal with the aftermath on social media. Which by it’s very nature is bananas. Why would they need to actually hear the whole thing to discuss it’s gossip impact?

  27. Mia says:

    I would rather have prepare for a colonoscopy than listen to Thing #45. Watched BET’s American Soul about Don Cornelius. Kelly Rowland did a great job as Gladys Knight. Hope she gets more roles.

  28. JanetFerber says:

    I’m at the point where I feel it ruins my day or gives me bad luck to see Trump’s face or hear his voice. But I did watch a snippet in the diner and I was riveted to Nancy Pelosi. Reading notes, turning her head away, appearing not to be listening to a word. Priceless. Pence looked like a beatific mummy. Who the hell is this guy? Trump is the void in the room, the LAST person you want to see or hear.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I took a vow not to listen to his voice since he started his campaign. It definitely helps.

  29. Katie Keen says:

    I don’t blame people for not wanting to watch. It was agony. I rage posted and deleted. I even got El Paso and San Antonio mixed up because my rage was so intense (hello Drumpf!).


    We cannot tune him out. We need to tune in more than ever, because Trump is escalating his behavior and last night was downright scary.

    Please, please read the transcript of the SOTU.

    Some gems include:

    –After just “24 months, the USA’s economy is the envy of the world.
    –We are currently experiencing an “Economic Miracle” thanks to the tax breaks.
    –“No issue better illustrates the divide between the political class and the working class than illegal immigration” – Actual quote by this loon
    –The Wall is a moral issue. Guess who’s immoral in this scenario?
    –Smearing the Mueller investigation is now part of the GOPs platform.
    –“If there’s going to be peace and legislation, there can’t be war an investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!”
    –Referred to the Mueller investigation as “revenge politics”

    I seriously cannot do the insanity of it all justice. Just read the transcript. Have chamomile on hand. Self-care, yes, but read the transcript.

    • BeanieBean says:

      You’re right, you’re right, but reading ‘his’ words makes me almost as stabby as listening to them. I did read NPR’s live fact checking, though. That was interesting.

      • Eric says:

        I’m always stabby when Emperor Zero walks talks tweets craps lives

        Call me Stabby

        Btw, Kaiser need not subject herself to watching the SOTU to be accurate in her summary. She’s just that badass. I will admit that Kaiser missed some fine Adderall sniffs last night though!

    • Anastasia says:

      No, we can tune him out. There are finally some adults in the building (Congress). I am tuning them IN.

  30. BeanieBean says:

    And not one word about the shutdown he caused. Not one. I check the news every day to see what’s happening regarding funding the government. Crickets. I may be out of work again by the end of next week. This is so infuriating and worrisome.

    • Swack says:

      My daughter’s best friend’s husband was furloughed and they thought they should be getting the back pay this week. He works for the Peace Corps as a recruiter and right now is leary about setting up any events as Feb 15th looms and there may be another shut down. He would have to cancel anything he would set up.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yep. I got some backpay last week ($1400 short on two paychecks) but some of my co-workers didn’t get paid until today. This has been so incredibly hard on people. And we’re not setting up anything for after the 15th, we’re just trying to hold steady & handle the backlog of work that we weren’t able to do. And all we’re hearing is about the umpteenth Democrat to throw their hat in the ring. I want to know what they’re doing NOW.

    • ATLMathMom says:

      My husband was a furloughed federal employee. We are still practicing austerity measures since we have no faith that IQ45 is going to compromise on anything.

  31. adastraperaspera says:

    I did not watch the SOTU circus. I refuse to listen to the voice of Putin’s Pawn. I did, however, go online and watch Stacey Abrams Democratic rebuttal. She gave the best rebuttal to the SOTU that I think I’ve ever seen! She was the voice of reason in the midst of a terrible storm.

  32. DS9 says:

    I used to believe in term limits. Nancy has changed my mind

  33. Fluffy Princess says:

    I seriously hope this national nightmare is over before the next election. I cannot believe we are going to be stuck with this traitor for 2 more years. Argh!

  34. Ty says:

    I watched it and was annoyed at everyone standing up and clapping every few sentences.

  35. Dana Marie says:

    Born and raised in El Paso here. My parents were born and raised in El Paso too. We’ve always felt very safe growing up in El Paso, frequently crossing the border on the weekends to shop and eat . Trump regurgitated a false statement (that was fact checked), made by Republican Texas AG Ken Paxton, regarding El Paso crime rates and the fence installation that began in 2008-2009ish. The installation of this border Fence did not lower crime rate. Crime rate began declining back in 1993. By the time they built the fence, crime was at an almost all time low. This is a fact. Trump claimed that El Paso had one of the highest crime rates in America and because of the fence, crime declined. Not true. All of this was fact checked as false. Statistics are facts. Trump is lying to try and make a case for his wall.
    I just can’t anymore with this man.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I’ve been to El Paso several times (California here), and I’ve never felt unsafe or worried while visiting. It’s a nice little city that doesn’t deserve the smear job it’s getting!

  36. piper says:

    Forgot to tell you @kaiser that you need to copyright Hate Clap bc that’s some funny ish lol.

  37. ettig says:

    I watched the bit where he said, America has the best military bla bla bla in the world. The camera turned to 2 highly decorated men and one mumbled something to the other. I would love to know what he said, but couldn’t read his words. Did someone see this, too?

  38. Themummy says:

    I read through most of the comments, so I apologize for not reading all of them if this has already been addressed, but while attempting to listen to this last night (I made it about 16 minutes once he started talking), I kept hearing him slurring. Granted, I had it on and I knew it would be supremely stressful and annoying to listen to, so I was kind of working on lesson plans in the background. But I consistently kept hearing him slut, but when I heard it it and looked up he seemed fine. But he WAS slurring, right? I mean, I have a Masters degree in linguistics and I am working on my PhD in the same, and I swear to all the gods above I heard him slurring constantly.

    I remember about a year or so ago when he gave a speech, maybe it was even the state of the union from last year, he was slurring very noticeably. I also remember there being a debate here in the comment section about whether it was related to some sort of dementia or neurological problem, or perhaps it was related to dentures. People argue the f I remember about a year or so ago when he gave a speech, maybe it was even the state of the union from last year, he was slurring very noticeably. I also remember there being a debate here in the comment section about whether it was related to some sort of dementia or neurological problem, or perhaps it was related to dentures. People debated back-and-forth about whether somebody with his financial resources would have dentures versus implants, and I argued that a person with his financial resources and his neuroses about perfection and u people debated back-and-forth about whether somebody with his financial resources would have dentures versus implants, and I argued that a person with his financial resources and his neuroses about perfection and youth would never have dentures. However, in the time since then I have found myself almost transfixed on his disgusting upper row of teeth. At this point, I am absolutely convinced 100% that the bottom row of his teeth or more a less natural, but the top row is entirely denture. They are completely even in height, even in their off-yellow/off-White tone, and are an odd height in his mouth. Anyway, after this catching my eye constantly from most a year, I asked my dentist friend and he concurred that he definitely had a complete set of upper dentures, but probably mostly natural bottom teeth.

    Anyway, my reason for mentioning the denture situation is because I am wondering if you wise people think that perhaps that is the reason for the slurring. Once he does get started talking, he does tend to not stop for at least an hour. I’m wondering if a combination of dry mouth and just stressing the glue on the dentures for an hour to two hours at a time could cause the slurring? Or is it possible that he is slurring because there is actually some sort of other issue? Like a neurological issue? Or even drugs? I know he claims to have never even had a sip of alcohol, but I really have strong suspicions that he has dabbled in other things.