Republicans shouted their approval – especially when Mr Trump talked about the wall along the southern border.
When the president said: “The state of our union is strong”, members of his party stood and chanted: “USA!”
The Democrats stayed seated. But then the mood changed.
As the president noted the record number of women in Congress, Democrats gave a standing ovation – and they began shouting: “USA!”
Republicans joined in – they all chanted together.
Bitter adversaries experienced a rare, happy moment of togetherness.
A 2018 World Bank chart Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments ranks the United States 104th in the world, in between Indonesia and Kyrgyz Republic.