Trump’s clapping during address draws amusement, derision on social media
US President Donald Trump’s applause during Tuesday night’s address was audible over and over again as cameras cut away from him.Updated: Jan 31, 2018 20:16 IST
Associated Press, Washington
US President Donald Trump’s repeated clapping throughout his first State of the Union address drew reactions ranging from amusement to derision on social media.
Trump’s applause during Tuesday night’s address was audible over and over again as cameras cut away from the president and showed lawmakers and others offering varied levels of approval for his remarks.
Here's a compilation President Trump clapping for himself during the State of the Union. pic.twitter.com/Zk1QdXpisL— USA TODAY Video (@usatodayvideo) January 31, 2018
Twitter users posted videos of Trump clapping for himself, with some noting that it became an annoying distraction. Others chimed in to question why the president would keep clapping for himself.
Trump clapping for himself on his statements is like liking your own facebook status. #SOTU— Its DannyMac (@ItzDannyMac) January 31, 2018
In the House chamber itself in Washington, majority Republicans led multiple rounds of enthusiastic applause during the speech.
Democrats, meanwhile, provided a short spurt of polite applause for Trump as he entered the chamber, but offered muted reactions throughout the speech.
Make America Stop Clapping Directly Into The Microphone Again. #SOTU— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) January 31, 2018
First Published: Jan 31, 2018 17:29 IST