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With the “sword of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller” hanging over his head (and he seemed not bothered with it), President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union Address last Tuesday evening.

He described the state of the U.S. as strong.

What was noteworthy in the audience were the numerous women wearing white; mostly new members of the House of Representatives.

Currently, there are 127 females serving in both houses of U.S. Congress.

One hundred two in the House of Representatives, and 25 in the Senate.

Majority of those women are Democrats serving as representatives of their respective districts around the country.

Those women Democrats were easily visible during the President’s State of the Union because they were wearing white.

According to reports, they were wearing white as a sign of unity and to call the attention of Mr. Trump that he should not deviate from measures affecting women.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi played the role of a symphony conductor, signaling her flock when to stand up and when to sit down.

She even introduced a style of clapping (see photo below) described by a comedian as an “obscenity invention without the use of a finger.”


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Another commenter described the clap as “read your tweets.”

It was done when the President sounded as if mocking the opposition.

The Democratic female lawmakers cheered themselves when Mr. Trump mentioned the large number of women serving in Congress that led to chants of “U-S-A!”

“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the newly created jobs last year,” Mr. Trump said.

Several female lawmakers stood up and applauded, including Democratic freshmen Representatives Elissa Slotkin, Chrissy Houlahan, Mary Gay Scanlon and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

At one point while the women representatives were standing, the President told them, “Don’t sit yet, you’re going to like this — 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,” pointing and smiling at the large group of female Democratic representatives, who began their own chant of “U-S-A.”

The morning after the address to the nation, CNN reported House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced that his committee will conduct a broad investigation “beyond Russia” into whether the President’s financial interests are driving his actions.

Schiff said the investigation would “allow us to investigate any credible allegation that financial interests or other interests are driving decision-making of the President or anyone in the administration.”

Those are very serious matters.


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