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Democrats In Uproar After Trump Calls Them 'Treasonous' And 'Un-American' For Not Clapping At State Of The Union

The State of the Union Address was a clear example of the division in the U.S. right now. Half of the lawmakers who attended the President's speech repeatedly jumped to their feet, applauding. The other half of the room sat looking morose, dressed in black, refusing to offer any sign of approval of President Donald Trump.

They refused to applaud even for good news, such as unemployment being at an all-time low and the economy improving. Trump called them 'un-American' and 'treasonous' for refusing to applaud.

The President went to Cincinnati to promote the GOP tax bill and to spread news about the rebounding economy. With the 2018 midterm elections coming up, it sounded more like a campaign speech.

Trump brought up the behavior of the Democrats at the State of the Union Address and condemned the lawmakers for their pessimistic attitudes.

“And it got to a point where I even really didn’t want to look too much, during the speech, over to that side, because honestly, it was bad energy,” Trump told the audience.

Trump complained that Democrats have it out for him. They would rather see him fail and the country suffer for it than the country do well under his leadership.

“You’re up there, you got half the room going totally crazy, wild, they love everything,” he continued. “They want to do something great for our country, and you have the other side, even on positive news, really positive news like that.”

“They were like death. And un-American, un-American. Somebody said treasonous,” he added. “I mean, yeah I guess, why not. Can we call that treason, why not?”

Treason is actually a serious crime; it involves extreme betrayals of the nation. Some could argue that not clapping for the president hardly constitutes treason, but Trump has always had a flair for embellishment.

“I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much,” Trump concluded on the topic. “But you look at that, and it’s really very sad.”

Democrats lashed out at the president’s harsh criticism of their behavior. The uproar revolved around ‘treason’, which is reasonably viewed as a poor word choice in this situation.

"Every American should be alarmed by how @realDonaldTrump is working to make loyalty to him synonymous with loyalty to our country. That is not how democracy works," Tweeted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in response to President Trump's speech.

"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap," Tweeted Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).

Another sensitive topic Trump touched on in his speech was the NFL. He celebrated the fact that no players could be seen kneeling during the National Anthem.

“We’re one team, one people and one family, and we’re saluting one great American flag. And everybody stood up yesterday,” he said. “There was nobody kneeling at the beginning of the Super Bowl. We’ve made a lot of improvement, haven’t we? That is a big improvement, and on top of that, it was a good game. So a lot of good things happened. There was no kneeling before that Super Bowl.”

Source: The Blaze, The Huffington Post
Photo: YouTube

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