In a speech at a Republican congressional retreat on Thursday, President Trump implied that perhaps the Democrats who didn’t applaud his touting historically low black and Hispanic unemployment rates—a group that included seemingly the entire Congressional Black Caucus—actually like seeing people without jobs.
For a moment I was convinced that this week’s State of the Union had given us nothing of import. It was the same old racism. The same old lies about healthcare. The same old negging of North Korea. But I was wrong. Folks, the State of the Union has given us something truly remarkable: this picture of New Jersey Rep.…
There’s a very good chance you noticed our white supremacist president Donald Trump on TV last night giving the ol’ State of the Union address. But there’s a much higher chance you did not notice Bill O’Reilly’s televised stint as an analyst during the big event. The former Fox News host who was fired after a string…
Last night, following a State of the Union in which Donald Trump subjected America to nearly an hour and a half of racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-poor rhetoric, the Democrats served up their response in the form of Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy, a grandson of Bobby Kennedy, did a reasonable job of…
One of the most gruesomely memorable bits of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday came when he introduced the parents of two teen girls from Long Island who were murdered by members of the increasingly notorious MS-13 gang.
During a speech awash in horrific oversimplifications in service of depicting America as the One Great Country, Donald Trump offered a particularly grim anecdote about the human cost of the opioid epidemic during Tuesday night’s State of the Union.
It’s no surprise that Donald Trump’s biggest fan is Donald Trump, but during Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, Trump took his self-adoration a step further by subjecting everyone watching his speech to round after round of applause for his own ability to read from a teleprompter.
Join the Splinter staff as we comment live on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and the Democrats’ response.
The State of the Union is one of the most highly choreographed and scripted nights in American politics. If everyone hits their mark—that is, if the president says the right words as they scroll by on the prompter and the minority party’s sacrificial lamb responds to say those words were bad without accidentally…
At least two dozen Democrats are scheduled to bring young undocumented immigrants to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.
The State of the Union address has become nothing but a pointless annual media circus. Despite what you may have heard, it rarely affects public opinion or leads to any lasting policy change. It’s time we put this archaic formality to rest.
Normal American Tom Brokaw tweeted an all-lowercase, freeform take ahead of Tuesday evening’s State of the Union. It might not make much sense to the untrained eye: