5 strangest moments in the history of presidential addresses to Congress

On 4 February, the President of the United States Donald trump to go to Congress, and already on 5 February, the Congress will decide the fate of the President and vote on the matter of his impeachment. This writes Fox News.

5 странных моментов в истории президентских обращений к Конгрессу США

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The situation is quite strange, because the next day the same Congress will decide the fate of the presidency of the trump. But strange situation while appeals were before. As soon as this event became more political, some incidents on state of the Union address overshadowed even the President’s speech.

Here are some of the strangest moments from the past.

Pelosi took the attention

Strange the applause of the speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi during the speech of the President of trump on the situation in the country in 2019 has made it the most discussed figure.

Many Democrats praised her for what some called a lenient reaction to the President, which quickly became viral and became an instant meme on the Internet.

One reporter claimed that “the applause was very special atmosphere”.

The New York Times wrote a story on the applause with the headline: “When Pelosi applauds the Trump, the Internet sees otherwise.”

Pelosi also drew attention to the fact that she seemed to have read during his speech, trump. She repeatedly turned his attention from trump on several sheets of paper. In social networks actively thinking about what is studied Pelosi.

The representative of the office confirmed that this is a copy of the speech trump. Others jokingly said it was the report of the special Advisor Robert Mueller about Russian interference in the presidential elections of 2016.

Obama interrupted

In violation of decency, in the middle of the speech by President Barack Obama in Congress in 2009, representative Joe Wilson shouted “You lie!”

The incident occurred after Obama said, “There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This is also false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally”.

“You’re lying!”, — Wilson shouted from his seat. The interruption caused the condemnation of both sides, many called him disrespectful and rude. In the end he apologized.

Obama condemned the Supreme court

In his address in 2010, Obama condemned the Supreme court as the nine justices adopted a rule that eliminated legal barriers prohibiting corporations and labor unions unlimited spending in political campaigns.

“With all due respect to separation of powers the Supreme court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — Obama said to Congress. — I don’t think American elections should be financed by the most influential people in America, or, worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people. And I urge Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to correct some of these problems.”

Judge Samuel Alito, a member of the conservative majority in the Supreme court, frowned and said “not true”. The answer was a break from the court, which is considered apolitical. Some judges refused to attend the past President, as in recent years, this event has become more political.

Nixon said

President Richard Nixon was marked by the Watergate scandal, when he took the podium to speak to the legislators of Congress in 1974. During his speech he slightly mentioned when I intended to say: “We must replace the discredited welfare system”. Instead, he said, “We must replace the discredited President.”

The house voted two weeks later to provide the Judicial Committee the power to investigate charges against him in the impeachment.

The delay due to the disaster

Tragic moment, recorded live, pushed President Ronald Reagan for a week.

Reagan had to speak before Congress on January 28, 1986, on the same day, when disaster struck the space Shuttle “Challenger”.

The spacecraft took off from Cape Canaveral (FL) exploded 73 seconds after launch, killing 7 astronauts on Board.




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