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02/5/2019 | Civic Engagement
Published By:Vanity Fair

Democrats troll Trump with their State of the Union guests

Members of Congress have been slower to adopt the practice—unlike the president, each can only invite one guest, and won’t have cameras trained on them—but in an era of political showmanship, when a pair of sunglasses can drive an entire news cycle, Democrats are leaning into the troll. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to bring Ana Maria Archila, the activist who famously shouted down Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, to Trump’s Tuesday address. Other representatives will bring former and current undocumented immigrants, who either worked at a Trump golf resort or as Trump’s housekeeper; parents of victims of the Parkland mass shooting, as well as a Parkland survivor; and a climate-change advocate. According to The New York Times, many Democrats will wear white, the color of the women’s suffrage movement, in a show of solidarity against Trump.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019