Pelosi says Trump ‘threats’ have no place in Congress

Pelosi says Trump ‘threats’ have no place in Congress

Pelosi says Trump ‘threats’ have no place in Congress

After the Commander in Chief spoke about what he sees as a national crisis on the southern border, President Trump pivoted to the how a "thriving economy" has led to women filling 58% of new jobs.

"This is nothing new, this has been a thing for Democratic women since they have been in office".

Trump seemed to have unintentionally given them the opening to gloat. Whose speech did you like better, hers or Trump's? Then he noted the record number of women in Congress.

Sherman saw Trump dealing with issues that appeal to most Americans at the beginning and end of his remarks, but the middle of the speech was all about his push for $5.7 billion for a border wall, which Democrats oppose, as a February 15 deadline to prevent another government shutdown looms. Theirs was a reflection of the voters who sent them to office last November giving Democrats the House majority.

"Now it has a heightened significance based on the results of the midterms [elections] given there is a huge number of women, and from diverse backgrounds".

"Congratulations; that's great", he said, as the women renewed their loud applause.

Democrats are willing to work with Trump on matters like lowering prescription drug prices and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure if he was honest, the speaker said. At one point, Trump attempted to brag about his accomplishments regarding women's issues.

And social media users got creative with Photoshop.

They paid tribute to the women who came before them and gave a nod to their own achievement, as more women than ever are now representatives in the House. College-educated women in particular appear to be flocking to the Democratic Party.

In the chamber, there has always been a growing gender divide as Democrats elect far more women than Republicans.

A CNN poll found 59 percent had a very positive reaction to the speech, 17 percent had a somewhat positive reaction and 23 percent had a negative reaction. Men, meanwhile, are evenly split.

He dismissed former Vice President Joe Biden as "dumb", called Sen.

The bloc of women wearing white stood and cheered, and even chanted "USA", when President Trump noted that "no one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs past year".

NPR news staff is also providing further context and analysis for both Trump's remarks and the Democratic response. Rep. Dean Phillips, a newly elected Democrat from Minnesota, wore a white jacket, as did Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. But she said the 83-minute speech "was just too long".

Democrats on the floor and in the gallery groaned before Trump had finished the sentence. Rather, she was showing genuine support for one of Trump's statements. The surge of female candidates running and winning in the 2018 election was a major factor in Democrats taking control of the House. Tuesday's address may have been Trump's attempt to stop that from happening again.

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