(Washington, DC)—Dr. Irving P. Lendrim, author of I See You, I Hear You, watched President Trump’s State of the Union Address tonight and had some tentative conclusions about what Democrats in the chamber thought of the remarks.

“Body language interpretation is not an exact science,” said Dr. Lendrim, “but I’m pretty comfortable drawing some conclusions based on my trained observations. For instance, when the president talked about America first and America being great and being a land of heroes, I noticed all the Democrats sitting on their hands as Republicans applauded wildly; some Democrats were pretending to yawn or to have an itch in their left nostrils, or acting like they had suddenly become lifeless zombies; others were looking up and to the right, or pretending to stare at small spiders on their desks. Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib even seemed to gag or retch. This tells me perhaps that they disagree with the president and think that America should be second, third, or maybe even lower in the rankings of the nations…. That’s the most I can conclude.”

When asked about the Democrats’ reaction to other sections of the president’s speech, Dr. Lendrim mused: “Well, I might be way off base here, but I observed some subtle body language when Nancy Pelosi and several other Democrats were throwing what appeared to be wads of paper—it might have been pages of the president’s speech in Ms. Pelosi’s case—at that sweet mother in the gallery with the toddler who had been born at 21 weeks. Sort of like they didn’t like her or her kid at all. I know it sounds odd… who couldn’t like defenseless preemies and moms who choose to keep their babies… but there it is.”

“And only a trained eye would see this, but Rep. Schiff and Rep. Nadler both thumbed their noses at the president when he told the success stories of American minorities, including that fellow in the gallery who got off drugs and started a business. I can only deduce that these Democrats, for some mysterious reason, resent the success of African Americans and other racial groups. Really puzzling given their public stance as the champions of the poor and downtrodden.”

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