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  World   Americas  06 Feb 2018  Clap for me: Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’ for not lauding his Union address

Clap for me: Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’ for not lauding his Union address

AFP
Published : Feb 6, 2018, 11:50 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2018, 11:56 am IST

Trump has falsely boasted that his generally well-received speech had the highest television audience numbers in history.

 ‘They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not?’ US President Donald Trump said. (Photo: AP)
  ‘They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not?’ US President Donald Trump said. (Photo: AP)

Cincinnati: US President Donald Trump Monday described lawmakers who did not applaud his State of the Union address as unpatriotic and treasonous.

During a speech in Cincinnati, Trump suggested Democrats were "un-American" because they did not full-throatedly embrace his address to a joint session of Congress last week.

"They would rather see Trump do badly, okay, than our country do well," he said.

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"It's very selfish. And it got to a point where I really didn't even want to look."

"They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not?"

"Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn't seem to love our country very much," he added.

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Trump has falsely boasted that his generally well-received speech had the highest television audience numbers in history.

But Nielsen ratings show that three of Trump's predecessors surpassed his audience numbers during their first time giving the high-profile speech before Congress.

Trump did see a slight bump in the polls however, with his Gallup approval rating edging up two points to 40 per cent, its highest level in months.

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Location: United States, Ohio, Cincinnati