On Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address that honored the one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen, reunited a solider with his family. and praised the booming economy.
But for some individuals, it contained far more bad than good.
On Friday, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib said that she required comforting from colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar in order to get through the “triggering” moments in the SOTU address, holding hands with the Minnesota representative multiple times.
“It think was a huge struggle for me because I don’t think people realize its worse in — when you’re actually there,” Tlaib told a town hall crowd alongside Omar.
“No, it really is, it actually — there was moments of triggering, and I kept holding your hand,” Tlaib said, looking over to Omar. “And we intentionally sat next to each other to support each other.”
At the end of the address to the nation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up the copy of the speech Trump had given her when he arrived. Since then, it has become a viral sensation, with some going as far as to say Pelosi violated the law in mutilating federal documents.
The day after the SOTU address, the president was acquitted of all charges mentioned in both articles of impeachment. It was a party line vote for both sides, except Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who sided with Democrats.
With the impeachment process in the rear-view mirror, all eyes are on the 2020 Democratic primary.