As the Democrats floundered with their impeachment and the Iowa Caucus debacles, the State of the Union address was a precarious opportunity for President Trump. The GOP awaited an address that could either drag the nation into the further political turmoil of uncertainty or unite Americans around a common principle: the United States is moving in a universally positive direction.
Many Democrats declared their opposition to the speech and their intent to skip while Speaker Pelosi broke tradition to snub the President—announcing him quickly and curtly. President Trump strode in, handed the speeches to Pence & Pelosi, and, as the room fell silent, began.
The United States economy is reaching unbelievable heights. Black Americans, Latino Americans, Disabled Americans, Veterans, Women all show record employment. The opioid epidemic in dramatic decline across several midwestern states. Factories are returning. The US is 100% energy independent. Crime is down. Wages for the lower-income classes are increasing. Prescription costs are down for the first time in history. More children are surviving cancer than ever before. Statistic after statistic the President led the room in a true state of this union: The United States is doing well and its people are flourishing.
However, only one side of the room showed praise for these nonpartisan successes. Many decked in noble and holy white, the Democrat congressmen sat rigid and angry. They protested a President that they decry as illegitimate and evil. A protest can be a great thing, inspiring millions to a cause, but remaining silent and angry over the praise of employment, health, and the great people of the United States? It brings into question their motivations and, what’s worse, is just simply multiple degrees of childish
The celebration of Americans and its allies continued. President Trump honored the Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, sharing the bright future of his great-grandson. A single-mother from Philadelphia and her daughter were given a scholarship to seek a safer school and a hard-working father was honored for turning his life around. He honored brave veterans, city-guardians, and brought tears to the crowd when he helped facilitate the reunion of Sergeant 1st Class Townsend Williams and his family after his long stent overseas.
He cheered the reformation of trade and immigration, celebrated the removal of ISIS’ founder, and the bloodthirsty Iranian general responsible for over 500 US deaths. He shocked everyone by introducing President Juan Guaidó, the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, a nation wrecked by the socialist dictatorship of Maduro. Trump echoed the United States’ support of peoples under such oppression and promised that the American values of liberty would continue to emanate from the US.
This speech was a smashing success for the President. He never mentioned the impeachment trials, took no cheap shots at Democrats for attendance or their disastrous caucuses in Iowa but instead encouraged Americans to work together in an optimistic vision of the future. He explicitly stated the rights and values of each individual as the workmanship of God.
This Trump, a presidential and respectful leader that honors Americans and allies by proclaiming their achievements on the world stage, is what the US has been waiting for. In contrast the Democrats showed a vindictive and petty side that is arguably responsible for their falling and Trump’s rising approval rating. Speaker Pelosi has become a laughing stock after tearing up a speech on camera. What does this represent? A Speaker of the House who demolishes a speech full of praise for the American people and their country’s current success?
This State of the Union address proves one thing and one thing alone: this version of President Trump is almost unstoppable as we enter into the 2020 elections. An optimistic man that declares, “America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the rise, and America’s future is blazing bright.” With the highest approval poll of 49% sure to rise after such a well-received speech, the Democrats have their work cut out for them. With the nation’s sights on Washington, it is no contest that President Trump delivered a critical success.
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