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Celebrities React to President Trump’s Joint Address with Sarcasm and Vitriol: ‘Rebuke and Replace’

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A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.

President Donald Trump gave his biggest speech yet on Tuesday night – his first address to a joint session of Congress. Political watchers said he finally sounded presidential.

But celebrities were less convinced – greeting the president’s words with a mix of skepticism, sarcasm, and vitriol.

The likes of Jeffrey Wright, Billy Eichner, Debra Messing, George Takei, and Patton Oswalt voiced their opinions – few of them good – on Twitter.

Twitter said it was the most-tweeted joint address to Congress ever, with more than 3 million messages sent during the speech.

In one tweet, Oswalt wrote, “Oh s— I shouldn’t have pledged to drink every time there’s tentative applause.”

Oswalt also slammed Trump for “exploiting” the death of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was killed during a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen in January. Owens’ father told the Miami Herald  he refused to see Trump when his son’s body was flown back to the United States. Owens’ widow, Carryn Owens, sat with Trump’s daughter Ivanka and got a standing ovation.

Trump praised Ryan Owens in his speech, saying “Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero – battling against terrorism and securing our nation.”

Oswalt responded: “I cannot STAND draft-dodgers sending men to their deaths and then exploiting the grieving aftermath. F— you, Donald.”

Eichner tweeted a quote from the president from his infamous hot mic audio in which Trump recalls trying to sleep with a married woman while chatting with then-host of Access Hollywood Billy Bush.

“I did try and f— her. She was married,” the quote read. “I moved on her like a b—, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of the sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything, she’s totally changed her look. I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—. You can do anything.”

Eichner captioned the post, “Is this in your speech?”

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The president’s allies – and his family – however praised him. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the address a “home run.”