Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), left, and James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), right, listen during the State of the Union speech. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) takes a selfie with President Trump. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Nobody anticipated President Trump to win over his doubters in one speech. And judging by a few of the congressional response to his very first State of the Union address on Tuesday, it’& rsquo; s possible he worsened the departments. Democrats mainly sat stone-faced as Trump required unity, then pushed a dramatically conservative dream list for 2018, which consisted of curbing legal migration and well-being programs.See for yourself. We & rsquo; ve annotated the body movement from lawmakers throughout six crucial minutes of Trump & rsquo; s speech. 1’.

& ldquo; Mr. Speaker, the president of the United States.”

& rdquo; Rep. Virginia Foxx(R-N.C.)

Non-voting Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Non-voting Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

(Image by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

There’& rsquo; s no assigned seating for the State of the Union. Some legislators get there well in advance to reserve aisle seats and be seen welcoming the president like their long-lost friend. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, leaning into Trump, is the non-voting agent from American Samoa. Next to her is Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.

However partisanship never ever passes away, and it’s particularly laden with a president this polarizing. See those lawmakers standing in the foreground of the picture, away from the aisle? Those are House Democrats who are no fans of the president. Numerous hope to gain political benefits back home by revealing defiance. The majority of these lawmakers didn’t clap as the president made his method down the aisle, nor for many of his prolonged speech. They’re likewise wearing black to signify assistance for the #MeToo motion and survivors of unwanted sexual advances —– an inherently political act, provided the president has been implicated of sexual misbehavior with more than a lots ladies.

2. “& ldquo; With us tonight is one of the most difficult individuals ever to serve in this Home —– a person who took a bullet, almost died and was back to work 3 and a half months later on: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise.”

& rdquo; Rep. Steve Scalise(R-La. )thanks the crowd.(Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Trump started his speech by acknowledging exactly what a rough year America had with catastrophes: typhoons, floods, wildfires, mudslides, mass shootings. It was expected to be one of the least partisan minutes of his speech, however this area ended up highlighting simply how reluctant Democrats are to assume he suggests excellent intentions.Trump zeroed in on a June shooting in Alexandria, Va., at a GOP congressional baseball practice that injured 5, consisting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who recently returned to Congress after months of treatment.A shout out to

Scalise’& rsquo; s survival and restored health earned a standing ovation from his coworkers in Congress. However what Trump said next did not. He utilized the shooting —– which, for a week approximately gotten rid of celebration lines in Congress —– to make a require unity in a comparable spirit: “Tonight, I hire all of us to reserve our distinctions, to look for out commonalities, and to summon the unity we need to provide for the individuals we were chosen to serve.”

That line failed with Democrats, who saw it as ironic in the extreme. From their viewpoint, Trump and his fondness for controversy —– and his rejection of bipartisan immigration deals —– is the main motorist for Washington’s disunity. The body language of Home Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during this moment couldn’t have been clearer:

3. “& ldquo; We enacted the greatest tax cuts in American history.”

& rdquo; Trump’s greatest accomplishment in 2017 began strictly partisan lines. Republicans reworded much of the tax code for the very first time in nearly three decades without a single Democratic vote.This moment in time may likewise hint battles to come. The tax costs was Trump’s only significant legislative success in 2017