Donald Trump delivered a triumphant speech to a joint session of congress this week — and Democrats don’t quite know how to react.
After a month of highly controversial decisions and pointed rhetoric, many expected Trump to continue his attacks on the left and the press. Instead, Trump delivered what might be his most optimistic and unifying speech to date.
His began with a tribute to Black History Month and segued swiftly into a condemnation of hate incidents across the nation. Throughout this remarks, Trump committed to policies to popular Democrat policies — lowering the artificially high cost of medicine, increasing access to healthcare, and a massive increase in infrastructure spending.
Trump hit his usual conservative talking points, too, but the biggest takeaway of the speech was definitely the olive branch he seemed to offer the Democrat party.
But those Democrats came in ready to protest — and were obviously caught off-guard by the president’s bipartisan tone.
See how Democrats reacted to Trump’s big speech on the next page: