During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that “no one” has benefited more from the “thriving economy” than women.
After Democratic women stood to applaud, Trump reacted with pleasant surprise. “You weren’t supposed to do that,” he said.
"You weren't supposed to do that." hahahaha didn't see that comin' pic.twitter.com/TTJGEDo2YA
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 6, 2019
“Don’t sit down yet, you’re gonna like this” Trump continued. “One century after Congress passed a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than at any other time before.”
Democratic women cheered and high-fived each other as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestured to their section. The hall then filled with chants of “USA! USA! USA!”
Trump gives shoutout to record number of women in Congress pic.twitter.com/bLsglHh05V
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 6, 2019