But the female Democratic House members, whose outfit choices are a tribute to the suffragists, did give a standing ovation for three moments.
“You weren’t supposed to do that,” Trump said in response to the dozens of House members applauding when he spoke about women filling 58 percent of new jobs last year.
Lawmakers also rose to their feet when Trump mentioned helping end childhood cancer, and introduced guest Grace Eline, a 10-year-old who overcame cancer.
Lawmakers later gave a standing ovation when Trump mentioned State of the Union guests SWAT Officer Timothy Matson and Holocaust survivor Judah Samet. Both men survived the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead.
Besides these moments, Democrats drew attention for their solemn reactions to Trump’s speech and their refusal to applaud. And people noticed.
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