On Tuesday, February 5, President Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address. The event came after Speaker Pelosi and President Trump debated back-and-forth on when the speech should take place in light of the long government shutdown.
Following the SOTU, the mainstream media issued polls to talk about how the event went. According to surveys conducted by left-leaning mainstream sources, President Trump's approval rating on his speech was extremely high.
While most people were focused on President Trump's words during his speech, many others were focused on the response- or lack thereof- from the Democratic House members that were in attendance. Even as President Trump was talking about the lowering of the African-American and Hispanic employment rates and the decreasing in the number of human trafficking victims, several Democratic lawmakers refused to clap or stand.
Though there was little participation coming from the "island of white," the female Democrats who wore all white to the event, there was one moment that provided a glimmer of hope for our divided nation. At one point, many of the women stood and began cheering after a comment that the president made.
During his speech, President Trump began talking about women in the workforce.
He said, "No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year."
At that moment, dozens of women stood up and began cheering and almost dancing!
President Trump responded, "You weren't supposed to do that! All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before. Don't sit yet, you're going to like this."
He continued, "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 at any time before."
At that point, the women continued to cheer, and Speaker Pelosi even stood up and clapped! After, the group broke into a chant of "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"
President Trump added, "That's great. Congratulations!"
Watch the amazing moment below:
For the first time in history, there are 131 women who are serving in the House and the Senate. Of those, the Democratic women decided to wear white as an ode to the suffragist movement and to "send a message of solidarity that we're not going back on our hard-earned rights," stated Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL).
What do you think about this moment that took place at the SOTU? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, First Lady Melania stunned in a dark outfit at the SOTU, contrasting the women who wore white.