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President Donald Trump turns to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening from the House Chamber before a joint session of Congress, and Twitter had some thoughts.

Trump spent much of the night calling for both sides of the political aisle to work together on bipartisan legislation.

“After 24 months of rapid progress, our economy is the envy of the world, our military is the most powerful on earth, and America is winning each and every day. Members of Congress: the State of our Union is strong. Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before,” he said.

Trump’s speech jumped from topic to topic as he opened up about illegal immigration, called for a better plan for paid family leave, and talked about economic progress for the U.S.

Trump also announced he would meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

We’ve broken down a few of the highlights from the night, as well as analysis from members of Congress, public figures and pundits about the speech.

You can review a fact check of the speech here at The New York Times.

The night began with multiple people pointing out Trump’s tie, which was slightly askew.


A photo by Doug Mills of The New York Times made the rounds on Twitter:

Trump later celebrated Judah Samet, a survivor of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Judah was celebrating his 81st birthday, which prompted Congress to sing "Happy Birthday" to Samet.


Multiple people reacted right after the speech.

Vice President Mike Pence:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:

Sen. Kamala Harris:

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Utah Sen. Mike Lee:

Utah Rep. Ben McAdams:

Utah Rep. John Curtis:

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown:

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn:

California Rep. Adam Schiff:

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise:

Author Christopher J. Scalia:

CNN’s Van Jones:

USA Today editor Brad Heath:

The Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf:

Eric Trump:

Donald Trump Jr.:

People had mixed reactions to Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia governor candidate for the Democratic Party, for her response to the State of the Union.