Democratic Women Raise The Roof After Trump Gives Them A Shoutout

Lawmakers react to US President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of an increased presence of women in the workforce and on Capitol Hill during his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Febr... Lawmakers react to US President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of an increased presence of women in the workforce and on Capitol Hill during his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 5, 2019 10:18 p.m.

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.

“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!”

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