President Donald Trump addressed the country in his State of the Union last night and spoke, at great length, about his administration’s accomplishments. He also made grandiose statements regarding the unification of all Americans regardless of party affiliation. While some Democratic lawmakers applauded and stood for Trump’s bipartisan comments, there was at least one person that didn’t buy it and had no qualms about showing her true feelings.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a strong stance against the Trump Administration during the president’s speech, showing that the Resistance Movement is very much alive.
Ocasio-Cortez, wearing all white (along with her colleagues to commemorate the Suffragette Movement) and hoop earrings, was one of the very few who kept a firm look throughout Trump’s speech. Political pundits labeled Trump’s “unity” speech as “tame” and “low-energy” despite getting numerous standing ovations (mainly from his Republican party.
The Democrats did, however, fiercely stand and applaud the president when he mentioned the increase in women in the workforce, even though that wasn’t his intention. “You weren’t supposed to do that,” Trump said when the women got up and applauded each other.
Ocasio-Cortez’s disdain was palpable especially when the President spoke about immigration, late-term abortion, and ICE.
“Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business,” the president said. “As we speak, large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States.”
The president added that the wall and immigration law is a “moral issue” saying “We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens. This includes our obligation to the millions of immigrants living here today, who followed the rules and respected our laws.”
Then he spoke about New York’s new legislation that allows women to have late-term abortions, saying “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”
Ocasio-Cortez, however, wasn’t buying it.
The Bronx legislator even got trolled by a Wall Street Journal writer who said her demeanor during the speech came off as cold.
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.
We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact. https://t.co/7bu3QXFMnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 6, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez fired by saying “Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU? Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”
Ocasio-Cortez also showed off her Resistance against Trump’s immigration agenda by wearing a pin with the face of 7-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin who died while in ICE custody.
— Julissa Arce (@julissaarce) February 6, 2019
“We are bringing Jakelin Caal into the room with us during the #SOTU,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who also wrote the pin along with other lawmakers, tweeted and added that “12,800 children are in detention camps via federally contracted sites. Now they said it was more 15,000.”