On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave his first joint address to Congress touching on a wide range of issues. In the coming days, we’ll undoubtedly see many rebukes from the Democratic side of the aisle, but in the aftermath of the speech, the Onion was there to provide some much-needed levity.
Throughout the course of Trump’s speech, the Onion live-tweeted their response to the speech and it was one of the highlights of the night.
They began by addressing the troubling fact that Trump’s campaign was supported by white supremacist groups such as the KKK and that some individual Trump supporters have been arrested in connection to hate crimes.
‘Trump Supporter Turns Off Speech To Get Early Start On Immigrant Hate Crimes’
‘Trump Pauses To Sign Excited Congress Member’s Copy Of ‘Mein Kampf’ On Way Out Of House Chamber’
‘Immigrant Family Turns Up TV Volume To Hear Speech Over Sound Of House Being Vandalize’
‘Trump Pauses To Let Irony Of U.S. Defeating Fascism In World War II Sink In’
Throughout the course of his campaign, Trump vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and he touched on this issue tonight during his speech. The Onion’s response managed to mock both Trump’s non-existent health care plan and take aim at the alleged corruption surrounding Kellyanne Conway’s free commercial for Ivanka’s products.
‘Paul Ryan Frantically Motioning To GOP Not To Get Too Excited About Repealing Obamacare’
‘Cancer Patient In Guest Seat Dies During Standing Ovation For Obamacare Repeal’
‘Report: This Clearest Plan For Repealing Obamacare You’re Gonna Hear’
‘Trump: ‘While I’m On The Topic Of Healthcare, My Daughter Ivanka Has A New Weight Loss Solution She’d Like To Tell You About’
Throughout the speech, it was clear that many withing the Democratic Party weren’t fond of Trump’s speech and the Onion took note.
‘Bernie Sanders’ Fists Unclench For First Time Since Trump Entered Room’
‘Elizabeth Warren’s Hands Accidentally Make Contact While Feigning Clapping’
The truly disturbing thing about the Onion’s response to Trump’s speech is that it made about as much sense as the actual speech itself.