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Social media reacts to President Trump's speech

Posted: 7:22 AM, Mar 01, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-01 16:13:01Z

(CNN) -- American political theater is increasingly played out on the social media stage. On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump, the tweeter-in-chief, was judged at every turn by his supporters, critics, colleagues and opponents.

Here are some of the funniest bits of analysis, nastiest rejoinders and most bizarre takes on Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.

Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro was impressed and a bit confused.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and frequent Trump critic was not impressed.

Joe the Plumber weighed in with a typically nasty message for former President Barack Obama.

New Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called Trump out for alleged hypocrisy, posting a picture of a "Donald J. Trump Signature Collection" item made, according to a tag, in China.

Trump has been making Sen. Bernie Sanders laugh (or close to it) a bunch lately.

Economist Justin Wolfers analyzed what drew attention and why.

Dave Wasserman commented on the duality of Trump.

The New Yorker's John Cassidy thought the address was light on details.

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett stepped back and did not like what he was seeing.

Presidential super fan Ann Coulter declared that Trump alone could read this speech.

Adam Nagourney of the New York Times broke down Trump's restrained performance.

The National Review's Rich Lowry commented on the changing times.

And New York Times reporter and CNN analyst Alex Burns had a flashback to the 2016 primary. Luckily, he woke up halfway through.

Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Rob Flaherty called out former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer:

Fleischer: "The fact that some Ds won't shake his hand or are boycotting the speech is sickening. 70 Ds boycotted his Inaugural. Enough is enough."

Flaherty responded: "A Republican literally once shouted 'you lie' at Barack Obama."