Trump’s third State of the Union Address begins tonight around 9 PM ET. You can watch live below and this post will be continuously updated with the latest.
It should be a good time, seeing as impeachment deliberations continue. Despite or in spite of the lower house circus, Trump’s approval ratings hit an all time high.
Earlier today, Mike blogged about what we can expect to hear in tonight’s SOTU. We’re told it’s going to be remarkably low key, there will be no mention of the big “I” in the room, and Trump will focus on “relentless optimism.”
Reports are that Rush Limbaugh will be in attendance at the invitation of Trump, and that Trump will announce he is awarding Rush the Medal of Freedom.
Yup, there he is, a bearded and thin-looking Rush next to Melania.Watch Live:
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) February 5, 2020
A small cluster of Democrats including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Mark Pocan don't stand for Charles McGee, the former Tuskegee Airman introduced by Trump
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 5, 2020
"Lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation… wiping out the private health insurance plans of 180 million very happy Americans. To those watching at home tonight, I want you to know, we will never let socialism destroy American health care."
Audible groans from Democrats
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 5, 2020
There has long been a revered SOTU tradition that the Speaker of the House does not exhibit opposition or ridicule for the remarks of a president (even if he is from the opposing party). Pelosi is shattering that tradition by nodding in the negative and shaking her head.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 5, 2020
President Trump: "If you believe we should defend American patients, stand with me to pass legislation to prohibit free healthcare for illegal aliens." #SOTU
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 5, 2020
Rush did not look well tonight. Happy, but not well, as Trump acknowledged him, and Melania put the Medal of Freedom around his neck.
Mitch McConnell, and two of his greatest accomplishments, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, all got shout outs.
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