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The Politics Behind Clapping (Or Not) For the State of the Union | NYT

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President Trump's State of the Union address was like partisan Pilates for some in the crowd. We broke down the politics behind the reactions from Democrats and Republicans.

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Meanwhile in North Korea: *NON-STOPPING APPLAUSE*

Author — Didokell

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The justices never applaud anyone because they are neutral

Author — Alex Naumov

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Its american privilege for clap or not clap, in dictatorial country you sign your own death warrant if you not clap

Author — Hendry Suhartono

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The military tho, when they debated to rise and clap got me 😂😂!

Author — Angie

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lol 0:56 Opama "I know words, I have the best words"

Author — Mohamed

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3:21 the guy is like; "i guess we have to clap"

Author — Erick Rodriguez

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Democrat Chat Group


Manchin : Yo, I gonna need to clap for Trump
Pelosi : Why
Schumer : Why


Manchin 9 months later : *wins 2018 re-election in West Virginia*

Author — Tinnakorn Wantae

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0:23 Bernie's expression when he's reluctantly clapping for Trump LOL

Author — Jason The Doggy

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Well, how do you know whether to clap for Opamacare? I'm not even sure what it is.

Author — PS Wright

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Imagine if both sides were united and fought together? BAHAHAHAHAHA 😂 NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, We'd be unstoppable tho 😔

Author — Omar Gee

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WOW, THAT JUDGES FACE THE WHOLE TIME WAS LIKE 😐😐😐 AND I'm LIKE 😂😂😂

Author — Rebecca Atkins

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"We should repeal a disastrous Opamacare."

Author — Sam Biswas

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The military guys were like "come on let's just clap for this one". American politics is entertaining to watch

Author — Deshune Morrison

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Thanks for the video. I'd never watched a SOTU address before and thought all the clapping was weird. It felt like a big old butt kissing party. I'd be ok with no clapping at all.

Author — Dana Brown

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Its like a zoo in there. Animals showing how they learned to clap at the right moment.
And if they dont they wont get food.

Author — Adam Jusupov

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The generals in the end were like "I guess we gotta get up and clap sometime so come on"

Author — Dark Sister

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HEY YOU! YEA YOU! DO NOT SCROLL DOWN! Its a warzone down there in Comment-Land...

Author — Political Memes

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3:21 body languge was like *we promised mom to stand up*

Author — Nico Reveco

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The real question is when is Congress going to release the Kraken?

Author — NoGamertag11

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3:23 "I don't care if you don't but I gotta stand and clap for that. 3:24 "Oh, alright"

Author — JoeCnNd