State of the Union Speech Liveblog

Join your PJM HOT MIC team tonight to for our State of the Union liveblog, beginning at 8:45 p.m. EST.



"Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history." — President Donald Trump. How did black congressional leaders respond?

This photo says so much.

Indeed, black unemployment reached a record low under President Trump. The fact that these black congressional leaders hold their hatred for Trump more precious than their celebration of success for their own community is telling.

Especially in a time when Cleveland pro-abortion billboards aimed at black areas, it beggars belief that African-Americans are so dedicated to the party against traditional values, against religious freedom, and for abortion.

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Then again, some still clapped at good news.

This poll shows that Americans who watched the SOTU speech overwhelmingly liked what they saw. Dems should be rethinking their sour reactions tonight -- especially the ones who boycotted.

What's the deal with the "Scared" option, btw?  Who were these 14 percenters who responded that the speech "scared" them? Did CBS ever feel the need to include that option after one of Obama's SOTU speeches?


In other news, stoic Neil Gorsuch has become a meme.

Bernie Sanders did his own separate response to Trump's State of the Union, and immediately faced "technical difficulties."

So far it's a dark and frankly depressingly negative Dem response from a nervous Kennedy who is terrible at public speaking.