President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress quickly moved to a review of the promises made during his campaign, and he declared early on that America “must put its own citizens first” … one of many lines that didn’t tip the applause meter on the Democrat side of the aisle.
Why did only half the audience applaud when the President proposed that our country focus on our citizens first? #USA
— Will Smith (@ElOtroWillSmith) March 1, 2017
Democrats not clapping for putting American citizens first
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 1, 2017
Democrats did not applaud:
Putting American Citizens First
Cutting federal regs
— Liberty Bum (@DharmaBum77) March 1, 2017
Democrats sit in silent protest of making American Citizens first. #Demexit
— Jeff Barrett (@ChattahoocheeJB) March 1, 2017
— New York Times Video (@nytvideo) March 1, 2017
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 1, 2017
We lived in a time where saying "The American government should put US citizens first" was controversial. No more! pic.twitter.com/PLpjydnTBX
— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) March 1, 2017
Not so fast. Supporters of the president were glad to hear it, but the idea of putting citizens first struck many others as heartless and fill-in-the-blank phobic.
Trump says "America is ready to lead again," then delivers a xenophobic rant concluding "America must put its own citizens first."
— Jackson Diehl (@JacksonDiehl) March 1, 2017
Xenophobic rant? That escalated quickly. That wasn’t even 15 minutes into the speech.
— Ben (@elevenththesis) March 1, 2017
What he meant was Caucasian citizens first. https://t.co/ZR99dvIXm5
— Justino Mora (@JustinoMora1) March 1, 2017
— Lindsay Jump (@LindsayJump_MS1) March 1, 2017
"America must put its own citizens* first" As long as they are straight, white, rich, men #trumpaddress
— Mellie (@missmullady) March 1, 2017
Putting the citizens first, does that mean the hard working ones too or just the rich ones?
— Anthony Kloss (@KlossAnthony) March 1, 2017
"America must put out citizens first…." as long as those citizens fit into what we say is acceptable.
— Carvie Gillikin (@carvieg) March 1, 2017
Putting our citizens first? Which citizens? LGBTQ? PoC? or just…you know…..white folks…..we'll see
— cameroncowan (@cameroncowan) March 1, 2017
— Kyle Wadsworth (@Shootist2600) March 1, 2017
@POTUS making US citizens first? Does that include ALL citizens or just your racist buddies?
— Linda Glass (@llglass) March 1, 2017
"America must put its own citizens first" motherfucker you don't care if someone is a citizen you only care if they are white stfu
— Taylor Ann (@WonderlandYears) March 1, 2017
#JointAddress When trump says we need to put American citizens first he means, bankers, billionaires and Russians. Right?
— Joe Klocek (@standupjoe) March 1, 2017
Nationalism speaks to me not at all. I have zero desire to "put American citizens first." kthxbye
— Kate Tichelkamp (@kate_bethany) March 1, 2017
"America must put its own citizens first again." Dear world, it's us against you.
— Bob Plain (@bobplain) March 1, 2017
Putting one's own citizens first is seriously sick. 20 million ppl at risk of famine in 4 countries. Make food, not bombs. #Jointsession
— ??North Meditation (@northmeditation) March 1, 2017
— Sheananigans79 (@Nobody_FN_Cares) March 1, 2017
"America must put its own citizens first." –Donald Trump #JointAddress
What about refugee families like this? pic.twitter.com/lDG0j9LO7k
— Fusion (@Fusion) March 1, 2017
"America must put its own citizens first." Or we could value all humans because we're all, you know, humans. Global justice! #JointAddress
— Samantha Nichols (@lalaladybug5) March 1, 2017
The first big lesson from Tuesday night’s address:
Apparently putting American citizens first is controversial? #JointSession
— Matthew Ryan (@MatRyanELATeach) March 1, 2017
Putting American citizens first is literally the least controversial thing I've ever heard a politician say. #JointSession
— Nathan. (@Irish_H2) March 1, 2017