Celebs React to Trump's First State of the Union Address While Some Protest by Boycotting
Chrissy Teigen, Elizabeth Banks and more stars tweeted their responses to Trump's 80 minute speech on Tuesday
While Donald Trump reviewed his first year in office during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, viewers, including celebrities, hilariously reviewed his politics on social media.
During the president’s nearly 80 minute speech, Hollywood stars tweeted their reactions with many calling out Trump for his policies on tax cuts and immigration, in addition to amplifying his own clapping with the microphone.
“Tonight, I call upon on all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we were elected to serve,” Trump told Congress.
“I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve,” he later added.
Actors and musicians, as well as politicians, pointed out what Trump and his speech were lacking on Twitter.
“I tried. I listened but the amount of BS and stunts and questions raised that will never be answered made me throw my remote and now I am listening to Tom Petty and am a better American for it. #SOTU,” actress Elizabeth Banks said, adding, “PS not all immigrants are in murderous gangs, one did my hair color today – I don’t really need to say this, right?”
“Dreamers should not be used as a bargaining chip or held hostage in exchange for anti-immigrant policies,” California Senator Kamala Harris tweeted.
“How ungrateful can a man be? In his long inauguration address Trump did not spend one minute to thank the people who helped him get elected, his dedicated Russian allies and their peerless leader, Vladimir Putin. I have just lost all respect for POTUS the Putz,” comedian Carl Reiner shared.
Meanwhile, host Andy Cohen and actress Amber Tamblyn turned footage of Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi into memes.
In addition, some were fed up with Trump’s round of applause for himself.
And others boycotted the SOTU by encouraging their followers to skip the address.
Chrissy Teigen, Chance the Rapper and The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani were among those sharing their protest.
Breaking tradition, Mrs. Trump arrived separately from the president, opting to ride with her guests invited to the first lady’s box, according to CNN.
The appearance comes after the first lady abruptly canceled a planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, with President Trump last week amid allegations that he had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. The change of plans stirred further speculation about a possible rift between the first couple, especially after it was reported that the first lady traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday instead of Davos.