Top congressional Democrats went on television late last night in a rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s presidential address — and the internet had an epic response.
Claiming Trump had “chosen fear” in his drive to build a southern border wall, the liberal lawmakers called on him to reopen the government shuttered because of the standoff over his demand for money for the barrier.
Speaking moments after Trump made his case for the wall in a powerful Oval Office address Tuesday night, Pelosi told a national television audience that the president’s rhetoric has been “full of misinformation and even malice.”
Standing alongside her, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said America’s symbol “should be the Statute of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall.”
The White House countered Wednesday by accusing Democrats of being in denial about dangerous activity taking place at the border, which Trump says would be thwarted by the construction of a wall.
“He’s fighting for the protection and the safety of every American citizen,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends.” ”And the fact that the Democrats want to continue to live in denial and pretend that things that are coming across this border that bring harm to people in this country aren’t happening is frankly sad, it’s ridiculous, and I think you saw that on full display last night in their response to the president.”
She added: “If this is the face and the future of the Democrat party I think things are looking really good for Republicans.”
Twitter users had their own blistering response for the two liberal lawmakers.
Here are our six favorites —
— Proud Deplorable Nationalist ❤????????❤???????? (@GeminigalMolly) January 9, 2019
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When you get back at 4am and your parents are still up…. pic.twitter.com/9PupGsiXke
— Nick Barnicle (@nickbarnicle) January 9, 2019
What is it with Democrats trying to hard……. pic.twitter.com/JbKgC6BmoQ
— Sol ???? (@Solmemes1) January 9, 2019
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Meanwhile, Christopher Walken and the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond do not look happy… pic.twitter.com/FVgUyy56b3
— Kamahl Santamaria | Al Jazeera (@KamahlAJE) January 9, 2019
Did you miss Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s response to Trump’s #PresidentialAddress?
Straight out of a horror movie… pic.twitter.com/KBvBppxnhf
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) January 9, 2019
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— neontaster (@neontaster) January 9, 2019
The Associated Press contributed to this article