The State of the Union is sweet — aside from these treasonous Democrats.
President Trump Monday accused congressional Democrats of “treason” and being un-American for failing to clap throughout his State of the Union handle final week.
Trump, who, at instances, led his personal applause throughout that speech, informed an Ohio crowd that lawmakers had been taking part in video games by refusing to offer him credit score for even probably the most optimistic achievements.
“ they play video games,” Trump mentioned throughout a rally in Blue Ash, Ohio. “They had been informed do not even make a facial motion. And I am speaking about you’ve the bottom Hispanic unemployment within the historical past of our nation. This is not me saying, that is the charts, the polls. We’ve the bottom within the historical past of our nation. Lifeless silence, not a smile.”
Trump mentioned that in some unspecified time in the future he needed to cease wanting on the Democrats as a result of they had been giving off “unhealthy power.”
2018 State of the Union handle
“You are up there, you’ve got bought half the room going completely loopy wild, they liked all the pieces, they wish to do one thing nice for our nation,” Trump mentioned.
“And you’ve got the opposite aspect even on optimistic information, actually optimistic information like that, they had been like demise and un-American. Un-American. Someone mentioned treasonous. I imply, yeah, I assume, why not. Can we name that treason? Why not. I imply they definitely did not appear to like our nation very a lot.
“However you take a look at that and it is actually very, very unhappy. So now we have to maintain it going as a result of this nation is popping and it is turning a lot quicker.”
Trump referred to as the dearth of Democratic applause “egocentric.”
The “treason” comment didn’t go over effectively with no less than one constitutional scholar.
“If I didn’t really feel constrained by the Structure’s slim definition of “treason,” I’d say Trump’s idiotic equation of Himself with the Nation was treasonous in itself,” tweeted Harvard College regulation professor Laurence Tribe. “I simply observed that the phrase TREASON consists of REASON. No marvel Trump hasn’t a clue what it’s — or that he’s come nearer to committing it than any of his critics.”
Home Democratic Chief Nancy Pelosi additionally took offense.
“Each American needs to be alarmed by how @realDonaldTrump is working to make loyalty to him synonymous with loyalty to our nation,” Pelosi tweeted. “That’s not how democracy works.”