Trump smashed the State Of The Union speech. Utterly exposed the Trump Derangement Syndrome within the Democrat’s ranks.
Trump has a glass jaw. This is well known. He made his feelings well known to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in his 2020 SOTU address. He snubbed her handshake and set the tone. It was juvenile and unpresidential to refuse Pelosi’s gesture but Trump wanted the optics. She was shocked. Then again their mutual hate is no surprise to anyone, especially given the impeachment farce.
Before he spoke, Trump was greeted by chants of “4 more years!”
The sound of Pelosi’s applause was quieter than a one-handed clap.
Pelosi or the Democrats couldn’t raise one round of applause for record unemployment for blacks, Hispanics, veterans or disabled people. So much for identity politics, they bleat incessantly about.
Trump awarded stage 4 lung cancer sufferer Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Not even Pelosi could extend any warmth for his achievements, let alone his ailment.
You have to hand it to Trump for rallying American greatness. As a media man, he knew exactly how to win the crowd with his special guests.
He spoke of an 8th grader who wants to join the newly created Space Force. His great-grandfather is the 100yo Tuskegee Airman, Brigadier General Charles McGee. Americans love their war heroes. It was a powerful moment.
Even awarding a child of a single mother of colour, Stephanie and Janiyah Davis, with an education freedom scholarship couldn’t bring Democrats to applaud them.
He also spoke of his repudiation of illegal aliens and sanctuary cities. He spoke of Rocky Jones who was shot 8 times and killed at a gas station. He was murdered by an illegal immigrant who was released by a sanctuary city. Trump said he wants to pass legislation to allow victims to sue sanctuary cities for suffering such losses. He also stamped his disgust of giving free healthcare to illegal aliens.
He spoke of drug price transparency and introducing record numbers of generic drugs to lower the cost of medicines. Healthcare is far from perfect but steps are being made.
One of the most powerful moments was the surprise visit of Sgt Williams who was reunited with his family after a long deployment. Chants of “USA” as they embraced was one to pull at the heartstrings of a nation that is proud of its military. Probably the most exceptional moment of the SOTU speech.
Whatever bluster or fact-checking that will inevitably surface in the hateful mainstream media, much of his achievements will ultimately be weighed by the electorate come November.
During all of this, the fact was most Democrats swished a mix of raw onion, lemon and chilli mouthwash. Too bitter to accept the realities of a president that has kept a lot of promises. Staring down at their smartphones as he rattled off KPIs on the economy and the number of companies who are setting up in America. The mainstream media will talk of the handshake snub but the SOTU will be what is remembered by Americans for making them feel proud again.
On the back of the Iowa Caucus farce and his inevitable acquittal from impeachment this week, his coronation looks ever more certain after tonight.
Nancy Pelosi couldn’t wait for it to be over. She ripped his speech up in front of the audience, a terrible look especially given her bitterness. It is hilarious to think on so many issues the Democrats couldn’t celebrate successes of their own citizens.
Trump 1 Democrats 0.
NB – he didn’t mention Iowa or impeachment once.