A metric ton of news is coming in today from President Trump’s State of the Union address. The historic and powerful speech was watched by millions in America and around the world. Our Commander in Chief touted his milestone successes in office, while laying out America’s most crucial needs. Republicans cheered his words. Democrats sat in silence. Liberal news outlets were quick to poll viewers for their reactions. They quickly regretted it.
Over the next few days, you will hear from “experts” who will try to pick apart the president’s speech. These know-it-alls will try to explain to you want he really meant. It’s pretty plain to me. Trump has scored major wins for our country, from the economy to national security. And he pulled no punches when he made his future agenda clear.
Not to mention more than a few heartfelt moments when he honored some incredible people.
Over the course of his speech, he was frequently interrupted by standing ovations. Pretty common. The president’s party is often quick to cheer when he brings up a big victory or makes a powerful point. This year, it was interesting to note that more than a few times, Democrats stood up and cheered. The people who call themselves “the Resistance” (like the watered-down characters in the new Star Wars movies), were actually impressed by much of what the president said.
At one point, the white-clad feminists in the House actually stood when Trump declared there are more women employed in the U.S. than ever in our history. He pointed to them and said, “You weren’t supposed to do that!” It’s pretty ironic that they were celebrating this achievement—made possible by Trump’s economic policies and focus on helping women and working mothers.
But, among the high points, leftists found ways to complain. Perhaps one of the most notable was, of course, CNN. They were shocked, utterly shocked, President Trump did not mention climate change. Not even once!
During CNN’s State of the Union coverage on Tuesday, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King stated that President Trump failing to mention climate change during the State of the Union is “a disgrace.”
“…You could have a debate about what to do about it, but he’s — that the president of the United States, at this moment in the world, did not mention climate change in even a sentence, is just frankly, a disgrace.” [Source: Breitbart]
Sorry, King. Like most of America, Donald Trump isn’t running for the hills over climate alarmism. Only left-wing radicals still hold to the foolish notion that the world is going to end over climate change. Or did King not have to put on long underwear during last week’s Polar Vortex?
The notion of pushing climate change to expand government regulation and hamper our economy is not a part of Trump’s America First agenda.
One of the more poignant moments was when Trump marked the upcoming 75th anniversary of “the Great Crusade.” He called out three surviving WWII veterans. These three men actually stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.
In June, we mark 75 years since the start of what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the Great Crusade — the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II.
On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, fifteen thousand young American men jumped from the sky and sixty thousand more stormed in from the sea, to save our civilization from tyranny.
Here with us tonight are three of those heroes:
Private First Class Joseph Reilly,
Staff Sergeant Irving Locker, and
Sergeant Herman Zeitchik.
Gentlemen, we salute you. [Source: Yahoo]
The entire House stood and applauded these men. As someone who’s grandfathers both served in WII—and are now gone—this was a particularly special moment for me. I’m sure it was the same for you and many other Americans.
In fact, Trump went back to these three men, thanking them again for especially liberating Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust. One of those survivors was also in attendance.
I began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on D-Day in the Second World War.
One of them was Herman Zeitchick.
But there is more to Herman’s story.
A year after he stormed the Beaches of Normandy, Herman was one of those American Soldiers who helped liberate Dachau.
He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on earth.
Almost 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are both together in the gallery tonight –seated side-by-side, here in the home of American Freedom. [Source: Yahoo]
These are powerful moments which, sadly, won’t be possible in a few years. Most of the generation who served in WII are gone. Having the opportunity to honor those still alive is rare and should be cherished.
It seems like most Americans who witnesses these wonderful moments agree with me. Both CNN and CBS polled their audience for their reaction to the president’s speech. Their worst fears were realized, when an overwhelming majority of viewers approved of his SOTU.
Three out of four viewers approved of the speech, with about the same number agreeing with Trump on his big ticket items, including immigration and foreign policy…
CNN Political Director David Chalian broke the news to the left-leaning outlet’s’ viewers that 76% of those who watched Trump’s speech approved of it…
After interviewing 1,472 viewers, CBS News revealed that 76% of those who watched approved of the speech, with just 24 percent disapproving. [Source: The Daily Wire]
Both CNN and CBS tried to downplay these incredible numbers, claiming that most of the viewers were Republican. M-kay. Even so, a large portion of Democrats had to approve, to get over 75%. That strongly suggests that after two years of winning, with Democrats in D.C. doing nothing but obstructing, regular Americans are leaning in Trump’s favor.
What’s particularly important is that the polls also found viewers supported Trump’s biggest goals. They agreed with the need for immigration reform, that we face a crisis on the border, and they wanted Trump to bring troops back from the Middle East.
Keep in mind, these were regular viewers of liberal outlets CNN and CBS. This wasn’t Fox News or another conservative company. Mainstream liberal news viewers were saying this. What does that tell you?
That the Democrats are going to have hard few years ahead of them. I’m not shedding any tears.
With the speech behind us, we have to watch and see if Congress will work with the president to fulfill any of his goals. Don’t be surprised if Democrats dig in their feet and continue to “resist.” But with polling numbers like this, they might just be fighting against the tide.