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LIST: 5 Things Democrats Refused To Applaud During SOTU [VIDEO]

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Democrats refused to stand during a number of key moments in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, showing their disrespect for veterans, Americans receiving tax cuts and more.

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We’ve compiled a list of the worst times Democrats chose not to stand for Trump’s speech.

1. The National Anthem 

Trump touted the patriotism of a young boy named Preston who planted flags for veterans.

“Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”

2. ‘In God We Trust’

“In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life.  Our motto is ‘in God we trust.'”

3. Tax Cuts 

“And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”

4. Record Low In Black Unemployment

“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.  African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.”

5. Veterans 

“And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions.  Last year, the Congress passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act.”

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