President Trump on Tuesday delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, some Democrats choose not to stand for fallen soldiers wife in standing ovation.
President Trump began the address by condemning the recent threats against Jewish centers and a suspected hate crime in Kansas.
US President Donald Trump has struck an optimistic tone in his first address to Congress, declaring the “renewal of the American spirit” and pointing to the US role on the world stage. Trump said he took the podium to deliver a message of “unity and strength”. Read President Donald Trump’s Congress full speech.
One of the most emotional moments — and possibly the longest standing ovation of the speech — came when Trump praised Carryn Owens, the widow of Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens who died in a raid in Yemen.
As Owens, visibly crying, held her hands together and looked up to the sky while mouthing “thank you.” “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said.
President Trump recognized the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, provoking a standing ovation that lasted longer than two minutes.
Such a powerful moment.
God bless this precious family.
May we live lives worthy of this fallen hero's sacrifice.pic.twitter.com/rMTwVq8boq
— Judge Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 1, 2017
Some Democrats strike a different tone! Unbelievable! Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Keith Ellison stay firmly seated during standing ovation.
This is what NOT WINNING looks like 👇 pic.twitter.com/SIQ8lnAej4
— No One 🇺🇸 (@tweettruth2me) March 1, 2017