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    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., pose for photographers after speaking on Capitol Hill in response President Donald Trump's address, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Washington

    American Neo-Gothic? Schumer, Pelosi's Trump Criticism Speech Laughed at Online

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    The two Democratic politicians slammed Trump’s alleged obsession with the "ineffective, unnecessary" wall he seeks to build along the US-Mexican border, likening his actions related to the government shutdown to a "temper tantrum".

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer found themselves the butt of numerous jokes online after they delivered their joint response to US President Donald Trump’s Tuesday address.

    During their speech, the two Democrats slammed Trump’s alleged obsession with the "ineffective, unnecessary" wall he seeks to build along the US-Mexican border, and likening his actions related to the government shutdown to a "temper tantrum".

    A large number of social media users, however, appeared amused by Pelosi’s and Schumer’s appearance and behavior during the address.

    Several netizens also noticed the apparent resemblance between the Democratic duo and the characters featured in the famous painting American Gothic.

    And it seems that this development did not escape the watchful eye of political commentator Ben Shapiro as well.

    Earlier, US President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office, describing the situation at the United States’ southern border as a "humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul".

    He also called to secure the funds necessary to build his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico, and blamed the Democrats for the current government shutdown.

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