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Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, smiles as U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, delivers a State of the Union tackle to a joint session of Congress on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
“Nobody has benefited extra from our thriving financial system than ladies, who’ve crammed 58 p.c of the newly created jobs final 12 months,” the president stated, prompting teams of Democratic lawmakers, who had been wearing white to have a good time the 100th anniversary of ladies gaining the precise to vote, to face and applaud one another.
Trump responded by telling them that they “weren’t supposed to do this” and thanked the viewers for its response.
Twitter customers seized on the irony of the feedback, remarking that the Democratic congresswomen’s standing ovation was a sarcastic response to Trump claiming the credit score for the brand new jobs.
Others stated Trump had not supposed his feedback to be related to the electoral success of the congresswomen — though Trump then referenced the very fact that there have been now extra ladies serving in Congress than ever earlier than. This sparked rapturous applause, high-fives and extra chants of “USA, USA.”
Some speculated on whether or not Trump’s daughter Tiffany deliberately wore white, the identical shade of feminine Democrats, out of solidarity with them. She was additionally noticed sitting away from Melania and Ivanka Trump, who had been each sporting extra muted apparel.