Twitter: Trump speech leads to 4.5 million tweets
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union is the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, according to Twitter.
The social network says 4.5 million tweets were sent around the annual event, surpassing last year’s record of 3 million for Trump’s first address to Congress — which wasn’t technically a State of the Union.
According to the platform, the most tweeted moment of the speech came as Trump waded into the culture wars over racial injustice protests and the national anthem. That was followed by his discussion of his immigration reform proposal and his condemnation of the international criminal gang MS-13.
Meawnhile, Liberal icon Bernie Sanders is blasting Trump for what he did not say during his State of the Union address.
The 2016 presidential candidate used his Facebook page to broadcast his own retort to Trump at the same time Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy III offered the Democratic Party’s official response.
Sanders notes Trump didn’t mention Social Security or Medicare, despite promises as a candidate to protect the popular programs.
The Vermont senator also cites wealth inequality and climate change as fundamental threats Trump failed to address.
Sanders recalls Trump touting his commitment to clean air and clean water. The senator says he struggled “not to laugh out loud” in the House chamber.
Sanders is still deciding whether to run for president again in 2020.
Trump’s first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes—one of the
State of the Union speeches in recent presidential history.
President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union speech in January 2000 ran longer than Trump’s at just over an hour and 28 minutes.
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