Trump condemned socialist ideas floating around the Democratic Party. Pelosi wore a white pant suit with red and blue accessories.
Eighty-seven percent of women in the House are Democrats, with a GOP decline from 25 women in the last Congress to just 13 now.
As soon as the speech was done, the women headed for the doors, their place in history, in white, complete.
According to the "messaging preview", President Donald Trump will cast an "inspiring vision of American greatness" and outline a policy agenda that "both parties can rally behind to achieve this vision". When he took credit for newly created jobs for women, House members playfully cheered him on - as numerous female members were new to their jobs in the House.
"There were at least two times during the address when Pelosi held up her hand towards the Democrats, seemingly warning them from reacting strongly to Trump's statements", Dudley said.
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The theme of the speech, aides have said, will be "choosing greatness".
There were white pantsuits, of course.
In sharp contrast to the president's appeal, Democrats have so far tried to embrace a message of unity and diversity with few direct appeals to the white working-class voters who abandoned Democrats in 2016. Even a puffy zip snow vest. She must introduce herself to a national audience who may not be familiar with her groundbreaking political resume as the daughter of Mississippi-born parents who went on to Yale Law School and became the first black woman to lead her party in the legislature before she sought Georgia's top office.
The simplicity of white offered a reminder that fashion is often political. Almost all female Democrats remained stone-faced when President Trump spoke of protecting the life of pain-capable unborn babies (as well as when he cheered low unemployment for minorities and the disabled and urged the fight to end sex trafficking), while they cheered wildly for themselves -the only point during the entire highly bipartisan speech they felt so compelled to enthusiastically cheer. Rep. Dean Phillips, a newly elected Democrat from Minnesota, wore a white jacket, as did Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.
But the Women in White exposed themselves.
Inside Congress, the Democratic women were a sea of white in the otherwise sombre room.