Thanks to you, while Randy Bryce was attending the State of the Union last night, our #IronSOTU live tweet response to Donald Trump was seen and shared by hundreds of thousands of people.
With the help of an army of grassroots activists, we fact checked each and every one of Donald Trump’s “alternative facts.” Read below for updates, videos, and graphics that tell the real story of the State of Our Union.
We started by reminding people that Paul Ryan has, “No disagreements,” with Donald Trump
4:01pm: As you’re watching Donald Trump’s “alternative facts” at the #SOTU tonight, remember, @SpeakerRyan has “no disagreements” with @realDonaldTrump. #IronSOTU
And then shared the ad we ran on MSNBC right before the State of the Union itself
5:03pm: Here’s the new ad we’re airing tonight during the #SOTU. Now chip in to help us keep the ad on the air for weeks here in Wisconsin—http://bit.ly/2GwBiSf
Randy wore black at the speech to stand with #TimesUp activists
5:50pm: I’ve just arrived at the Capitol — work boots and all. I’m wearing black tonight because #TimesUp for the sexual predators who have hidden in Congress for too long and a President who has been accused of sexual assault by 19 different women.
Surprise surprise. While Paul Ryan wouldn’t clap for Barack Obama, he had no problem clapping for Trump
8:10pm: .@SpeakerRyan wouldn’t applaud @BarackObama during his #SOTU addresses, but the first time @realDonaldTrump opened his mouth, Paul Ryan gave him a standing ovation. This is the definition of party over country. #IronSOTU
We need a Congressman who will hold Trump accountable. Not give into him
8:20pm: We need a Congressman who will hold accountable. Paul Ryan won’t do it, so chip in $3 or more to help us build the campaign that’s going to replace him.
Despite Trump claims that the GOP tax bill helps working people, but the facts tell a different story
8:26pm: .@SpeakerRyan got $500,000 from Charles Koch days after passing his #TaxScam. Donald Trump and the @GOP didn’t support a $1.5 trillion dollar giveaway to the rich to help working people, they did it to help their wealthy friends. #IronSOTU
And when Trump started talking about veterans, we were quick to remind him that actions speak louder than words
8:32pm: .@realDonaldTrump likes to talk a lot about veterans, but I’ve yet to see him do something to actually help us. #IronSOTU
Don’t try to tell us you care about our healthcare without supporting MedicareForAll
8:37pm: If @SpeakerRyan or @realDonaldTrump really cared about our healthcare, they’d support #MedicareForAll, which provides healthcare to every American while saving the United States $11 trillion over the next 10 years. #IronSOTU
Thanks Donald Trump, for eliminating all of those “Job Killing Regulations”
8:38pm: A partial list of *job killing regulations* Donald Trump has eliminated. #IronSOTU
While Trump was talking about ending the war on American Energy, I guess he forgot about his new war on American solar
8:42pm: The solar industry employs twice as many people as the coal industry. @realDonaldTrump, you haven’t ended the war on American Energy, you’ve opened a whole new front. #IronSOTU
Which makes sense, because Trump’s “infrastructure plan” is just a plan to give away billions to his wealthy friends
8:46pm: .@realDonaldTrump’s “Infrastructure Plan” is the same type of crony capitalism he used to “rebuild” Puerto Rico. We need public investment, not sweetheart deals given to wealthy friends in exchange for broken promises. #IronSOTU
During the speech, Donald Trump was more interested in blaming young Americans than talking about solutions
8:53pm: .@realDonaldTrump, you said you wanted every child to be safe in their homes at night. That means protecting DACA. 690,000 young Americans need our help. Support a clean #DREAMActNow. #IronSOTU
There’s a reason why 34% of Trump’s senior staff have already left him
9:16pm: During his campaign, @realDonaldTrump promised he’d only hire “the best people.” One year later, 34% of his senior staff have left him, and this #SOTU is showing exactly why. #IronSOTU
We saw Republican selfishness on full display last night. They know Trump is unfit to be President, they just don’t care
8:45pm: The Republicans clapping for @realDonaldTrump now are the same ones who’d tell you—before the election—they knew he wasn’t fit for office. Republicans haven’t changed their minds, but now that he’s let them give their wealthy donors a tax cut, they’ve decided they don’t care.
And Ryan proved, once again, last night, that he won’t stand up to Trump
9:32pm: .@SpeakerRyan’s applause tonight proves he’ll never stand up to @realDonaldTrump. Randy Bryce wants to fight. For all of us. Chip in now to help Randy fight to defeat Paul Ryan and make sure Democrats take back the House in 2018. #IronSOTU
Finally, with Randy back from the #SOTU, he took some time to share his thoughts about the speech
11:42pm: No matter what terrible things @realDonaldTrump says or does, @SpeakerRyan has his back. #IronSOTU