Bernie Sanders' face during Trump's State of the Union speech became an incredible meme

Bernie Sanders' face during Trump's State of the Union speech became an incredible meme

It goes without saying, during Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Bernie Sanders wasn't a particularly happy bunny. In fact, he was fuming.

At one point during the address, Trump launched into a particularly staunch criticism of socialism. Addressing the crowd, he said:

America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control.

We are born free and we will stay free.

He then added:

Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

Needless to say, during the speech, Bernie Sanders' face was a picture.

Many people picked it up on Twitter, and his reaction quickly became a meme.

After Donald Trump's second-ever State of the Union address, Sanders issued a 30-minute rebuttal. In the speech, Sanders fact-checked Trump's entire State of the Union address and took the opportunity to call out untruths.

Opening his rebuttal, he said:

I hate to say this, but not everything Donald Trump said tonight was true or accurate.

He also criticised the president for boasting of the 'booming economy', however failing to point out that it's only booming for the top one per cent.

He said:

For many of president Trump’s billionaire friends, the truth is, they have never, ever had it so good.

But for the middle class and the working families of our country, the truth is that the economy is not so great.

He also pointed out that Trump didn't mention the issues being faced by ordinary Americans, including healthcare costs, low wages and unaffordable rent.

He hammered home his point when he took to Twitter, writing:

Trump said tonight, 'We are born free, and we will stay free.'

I say to Trump: People are not truly free when they can’t afford health care, prescription drugs, or a place to live.

People are not free when they cannot retire with dignity or feed their families.

HT Huff Post

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