- Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts delivered his party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
- Twitter had a field day with his lips, which appeared to glisten excessively as he spoke.
Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts gave an impassioned rebuttal to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but some people on social media were more interested in his lips.
The edges of Kennedy's mouth seemed to glisten excessively as he spoke, prompting a near-instant deluge of Twitter memes poking fun at the congressman's appearance.
Kennedy addressed the Twitter buzz during an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.
"I decided to go a little bit light on the chapstick this morning," he said, smiling.
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And in true Twitter fashion, Kennedy's lips also spawned a parody account: @JoeKennedyLips.
—Joe Kennedy's Lips (@JoeKennedyLips) January 31, 2018
But while people took aim at his appearance, supporters took note of the substance of his speech:
—Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 31, 2018
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—Ryan Knight, PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) January 31, 2018
During the Democratic rebuttal, Kennedy criticized Trump's policies, saying the president was "targeting the laws that protect us."
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Watch a clip of Kennedy's speech:
Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Democratic response to #sotu: “This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us; they’re targeting the very idea that we’re all worthy of protection. For them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with, but something you measure.” pic.twitter.com/JVEpa2mFjq— NBC News (@NBC新闻) January 31, 2018