The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election is in full swing. Over the past six weeks, candidates such as Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro and more have thrown their hat into the ring. In the near future, politicians such as Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Hilary Clinton are expected to test the water. Meanwhile, it is a forgone conclusion that Donald Trump will in fact run for re-election in 2020. Tonight, Donald Trump gave the State of the Union Address. While he hasn’t officially announced his intent to run for President of the United States in 2020, this address is widely expected to represent his first step in running for the presidency in 2020.
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) February 6, 2019
During his latest State of the Union address, Donald Trump touched on a number of topics ranging from mass incarceration to immigration and beyond. While many of Trump’s guests and closest friends cheered throughout the speech, Trump received a bit of push back from some of the country’s most influential figures and entertainers. Throughout his speech, Hollywood elites such as Michael Rapaport fired back at him. Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “A president intent on unity does not call the press the ‘enemy of the people’.” Milano added, “A president intent on unity does not ban immigrants based on their religion.”
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 6, 2019
Other entertainment heavyweights simply dismissed the address all together. Rapper and actor Common directed his energy toward the Democratic Party’s response that is to be delivered by Stacey Abrams. Common tweeted, “Ahead of Stacey Abrams’ State of the Union response, watch a clip of her special conversation with Ava DuVernay!” Meanwhile, others simply ignored the address all together.
— COMMON (@common) February 6, 2019
Donald Trump’s 2019 address marks what could be his penultimate address if he is not re-elected in 2020.