During President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, the number of women in Congress took center stage:
“We also have more women serving in Congress than in any time before,” the president noted, highlighting the new group of female lawmakers who have challenged him, one even calling for his impeachment.
The women rose to their feet again, many waving their hands in the air and giving high-fives to one another.
The rest of crowd, which included members of Trump’s Cabinet and Republicans in both chambers of Congress, also started cheering and chanting “USA! USA!”
“That’s great,” Trump said. “Congratulations.”
The moment allowed for everyone – on both sides of the aisle – to share in applauding the work of women in a political atmosphere that has grown increasingly divided.
The crack objective journalists at NPR immediately took to fact-checking that statement in order to try and prove incorrect something the president never said:
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) February 6, 2019
Oh, come on!
THIS IS NOT A FACT CHECK.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 6, 2019
No, it isn’t.
Trump actually does something magnanimous for once and NPR does a super-petty "fact check," God Almighty this is embarrassing, even for the sad annals of fact-checking https://t.co/4rbzIjwjrY
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 6, 2019
Trump did not claim personal/party credit for it, you publicly-sponsored partisan hacks.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) February 6, 2019
It NEVER fails.
This is not a fact check and Trump never claimed his party was responsible for that.
Why the hell does the government fund you anyways? https://t.co/LwBX2Kk959
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 6, 2019
— Sister Toldjah 🤔 (@sistertoldjah) February 6, 2019
You know, it's not really a "fact check" if what he said was correct and you're just making some partisan point. https://t.co/h5Fgxygfvv
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) February 6, 2019
Great job fact checking something he didn't claim.
— Lecture Cloak (@mediascaper) February 6, 2019
NPR fact-checked a true statement to make a partisan point? https://t.co/Uy9SsUs9aJ
— Matt Vollenweider (@mpvollen) February 6, 2019
NPR manages to find a way to criticize @POTUS for one of the best, most genuine non-partisan moments of the night.
Just for a minute, could we put the bias down. It will surely be there for you later. https://t.co/OWtGd1IWxo
— Rob Simms (@Robasimms) February 6, 2019
He was correct, though. He never mentioned party. Might want to revamp how you do a fact check.
— Tim O'Brien (@Timobns) February 6, 2019
Defund NPR. Nobody should get tax dollars to do this. https://t.co/b0b9jvuQsM
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) February 6, 2019
And this is why we hate the lying media. https://t.co/P1LY3s4Omv
— Jennifer Bossypants 👖 (@ajenable) February 6, 2019
They’ll never get it.