6 Feb 2019

Donald Trump’s State of the Union: surprise standing ovation from Democrat women

There was reassuring language instead of his trademark fury, but calls for co-operation on his border wall fell flat, and so did Donald Trump’s warning to Congress against “ridiculous investigations”.

While a date for the second summit with Kim Jong-un was revealed, this State of the Union address was light on breaking news and heavy on theatrics, including a surprise standing ovation from Democrat women, dressed in white to demonstrate their newly-won political power.