If you’ve heard anything about the speech that President Trump gave in Ohio Monday, it’s probably the bit where he called out Democrats for not standing during his State of the Union address and applauding.
Here’s the Jim Acosta take:
Trump accuses Democrats of being "treasonous" for not applauding him during State of the Union.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 5, 2018
… and here’s the actual clip, courtesy of BuzzFeed, which gives some context to the remarks. It’s well worth less than a minute of your time to compare the audio to the tweet directly beneath.
Trump says Democrats who didn't clap for him at the State of the Union are "un-American" and "treasonous." pic.twitter.com/lKUx0m3KKK
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 5, 2018
Trump, I was just starting to get on your side, GTFO here with that SOTU “treason” comment. Way to flip around a situation where the Dems were looking pretty bad.
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) February 5, 2018
We kind of agree with Stepman here. Trump is known to ad lib when he connects with an audience, but he has to know how a joke like that will be blown out of proportion in the media. Was it “treasonous” for Dems to sit on their hands during the State of the Union? Absolutely not — but that’ll fill the weekly news cycle just fine; they weren’t interested in the rest of the speech anyway.
Bill Kristol, editor at large of The Weekly Standard, suggests that Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi might want to draw up a resolution censuring Trump for using the term “un-American” and getting Republican leadership to co-sponsor.
Schumer and Pelosi might consider drafting a resolution censuring Trump for “un-American” and “treasonous” and asking McConnell and Ryan to co-sponsor.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 5, 2018
Easy to shrug off "treasonous" comment bc Trump says so many outrageous things and because he was half-laughing when he said it. But that's precisely how these things become normalized. https://t.co/J4ODQLBfub
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) February 5, 2018
Yeah, we see the point, but then again we’ve also seen The Resistance, the antifa, serial impeachment attempts, and the Women’s March become normalized over the same period of time, with nary a word of criticism from the media or Democrats, so …
Lol. Screw all of you https://t.co/qaiFvGGJxl
— Rev. Mauldin ? (@Reverend_Ducati) February 5, 2018
And then they will say "no" and we will all laugh at you. https://t.co/udNJk0bGYA
— Rational Narcissist (@ChrisHolfelder) February 5, 2018
Narrator: Retired man has too much time on his hands. https://t.co/5gMHrsA8wl
— Sidelined Media (@SuperAbe2014) February 5, 2018
Please leave the Republican party. Thanks. https://t.co/1HZYtkbp4V
— janeann (@sparkles3020) February 5, 2018
Make no mistake, calling for a coup against the duly elected POTUS is "un-American" to its core, regardless if you like him or not.https://t.co/qmdP5jMXJY
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 5, 2018
And you might consider that Trump says a lot of things that never come to fruition. You on the other hand should see your Dr. for a new supply of butt cream https://t.co/RHSunHzQ5t
— Deplorable Petr (@PragueArtist) February 5, 2018
— Mark Ross (@markrossTN) February 5, 2018