The top-tweeted moments were:
“Tonight, I am calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare.”“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens”— the widow of William “Ryan” Owens, the Navy SEAL killed less than a month ago in a counterterrorism operation. The sustained applause and emotional reaction of Owens to the moment drew wide attention, and was described by Democratic commentator Van Jones as “One of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period.”“We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same flag. And we are all made by the same God.”
The top tweeted-about people were, in order:
President TrumpHouse Speaker Paul D. RyanCarryn Owens
The top trending topics on Twitter as of 3:30 a.m. Eastern Time were:
Joint AddressRyan OwensFact CheckJoe Scarborough — the “Morning Joe” host, former Republican member of Congress and occasional Trump critic’s presence at the joint session sitting among Democrats, right next to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, was the source of derision from pro and anti-Trump people alike.
But interest was fading fast.
As of 3:54 a.m. #BabyTV, a recurring social media stunt from “@midnight” with Comedy Central’s Chris Hardwick had left Scarborough and others in the dust.
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