Democrats Had Their Own Subdued 'You Lie!' Moment During Trump's Address
President Trump began his first speech to Congress with a slew of contradictions, but none more glaring than one of his most recognizable campaign pledges.
"We have begun to 'drain the swamp' of government corruption," President Trump announced last night, a claim that was met by a fit of laughter from congressional Democrats.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has been especially critical of the president's first weeks in office.
"The swamp, big-time, is now in [Trump's] administration, which has more millionaires and billionaires than any presidential administration in history," he noted in a video response Tuesday night.
"Amazingly enough, for somebody who was going to 'drain the swamp,' who's going to take on Wall Street, his chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, is the former president of Goldman Sachs, one of the major financial institutions that take billions of dollars in fines for their illegal activity," Sanders added.
During a joint session of Congress in September 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) infamously shouted "You lie!" at President Obama. But the difference Tuesday night, beyond Wilson's abandonment of decorum and civility, was that Obama happened to be telling the truth.