Donald Trump received standing ovation during SOTU - even Democrats stood up to applaud

Manuela Cardiga
Feb 07, 2019
03:04 P.M.

No one was more surprised than President Donald Trump when Democrats gave him a standing ovation during his SOTU address.


President Donald Trump has been embroiled in a historic tug-of-war with Democrats over the funding of his proposed wall on the US/ Mexico border.

The relations between the President and Congress haven't been cordial, so it was a great surprise when a group of Democrat members of Congress lept to their feet and applauded during his State of the Union address on February 6, 2019.


“No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the new jobs created in the last year.”


The President wowed his audience by announcing that 58% of the new jobs created by the growing US economy had been taken by women.

The elated female members of Congress, who were wearing white, jumped up spontaneously and began to applaud him, to which he replied, smiling:

"You weren't supposed to do that..."


The color white was chosen by the Congresswomen in remembrance of Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century


The President went on to say that 100 years after women won the vote, there are more women in Congress than ever before. Of course, most of these women were elected through the Democratic Party.

“And exactly one century after Congress passed the Constitutional Amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than ever before.”

Ater this statement, his audience erupted into cheers, chanting: “U-S-A!” repeatedly.



Viewers may have been surprised to see the Congresswomen dressed in white, but they did so in response to an appeal by the House Democratic Women’s Working Group.

The color white was chosen by the Congresswomen in remembrance of the Suffragette Movement of the early 20th century through which women won the right to vote.


“We wanted to show all the young girls across the country, all the young women that the women’s rights movement hasn’t stopped, it’s continued and it’s now in the United States Congress."

Although the women in white responded favorably to the President's statements on the women's role in the economy and in the political arena, they were less impressed by his views on late-term abortion.



During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touched on a particularly sensitive subject.

He called on Congress to ban late-term abortions, and his appeal was not well received by the Democratic faction of the House.

Late-term abortions have become a hot topic since the New York State Senate amended the law, allowing for the procedure in specific situations, and the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam made controversial comments on the issue.

In a related story, even though Democrats applauded, Senator Bernie Sanders characterized Donald Trump's SOTU address as 'racist'.

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