Last night President Donald J. Trump delivered a historic speech at the SOTU that all Americans can be proud of and yet the #DemocratCrimeKabal led by Nancy Pelosi ripped it up. The media exposed itself again and Dan Gainor has written a great piece on it. He joins me this morning at 10 am est on Chosen Generation Radio Show
– Pastor Greg Young
By Dan Gainor
President Donald Trump brought what he called the “Great American Comeback” to the State of Union Speech on Tuesday night. When it was over, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy in response.
And the traditional news media ripped the speech to shreds on Twitter, echoing the Democratic Party line.
Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Ruth Marcus declared the speech the “State of the Union as reality TV.”
This is State of the Union as reality TV
— Ruth Marcus (@RuthMarcus) February 5, 2020
Her co-worker, Post Outlook Deputy Editor Mike Madden, commented that, “Trump sounds just like a right-wing radio talk show host” and linked to a piece about that.
— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) February 5, 2020
New York Times TV Critic James Poniewozik echoed the reality TV sentiment, with these mocking words: “Can’t wait until every congressperson looks under their seat and finds out they’re getting a car.”
Can't wait until every congressperson looks under their seat and finds out they're getting a car
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 5, 2020
Other media types completely lost it. “We are staring down the face of fascism,” tweeted Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay.
We are staring down the face of fascism. The differences between the Democrats are nothing.
— Mara Gay (@MaraGay) February 5, 2020
New Yorker Staff Writer Susan Glasser was upset by Trump’s mentions of illegal immigration and argued that “‘criminal illegal aliens’ are this year’s Willie Horton.”
"criminal illegal aliens" are this year's Willie Horton
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) February 5, 2020
It was a speech that reached out to all of the American people but made several references to economic gains in America’s minority communities. That made the liberal press furious.
Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman noted how Trump Senior Adviser Jared “Kushner is trying to make an appeal to black voters.” She added that “Other Trump advisers” saw as an attempt to “reassure suburban white women who have deserted teh [sic] president that he isn’t racist.”
Kushner is trying to make an appeal to black voters. Other Trump advisers saw the Super Bowl ad as an effort to reassure suburban white women who have deserted teh president that he isn't racist @anniekarni https://t.co/I9VZTbN6wa
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 5, 2020
Trump honored former Tuskegee airman and hero Charles McGee who just turned 100 to resounding bipartisan applause. The president noted that he had promoted McGee to brigadier general, saying, “General McGee our nation salutes you.”
The Root’s Politics Editor Jason Johnson blasted the Trump administration for the speech and the African-Americans who attended. “These black folks allowing themselves to be exploited by this administration, that has consistently encouraged and coddled white nationalists, should be ashamed.”
These black folks allowing themselves to be exploited by this administration, that has consistently encouraged and coddled white nationalists, should be ashamed. #SOTU
— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) February 5, 2020
Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron looked down on the move, saying, “Nice gesture, I guess? Sure seems like a political stunt.”
Nice gesture, I guess? Sure seems like a political stunt. https://t.co/KoTlWAwcDX
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) February 5, 2020
Rep. Tim Ryan D-Ohio, wrote that he ”just walked out of the #StateOfTheUnion,” calling it “like watching professional wrestling.” Times Reporter Jeremy W. Peters strangely agreed, “I’m surprised more Dems haven’t actually.”
I just walked out of the #StateOfTheUnion. I’ve had enough. It’s like watching professional wrestling. It’s all fake.
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) February 5, 2020
Post columnists were even angrier. Theoretical conservative Jennifer Rubin, wrote, “Women generally hate this president. What’s up with men?” While she hated Trump, she said, “I love the speech tearing. Perfect.”
I love the speech tearing. Perfect
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 5, 2020
Another Post Never Trump columnist, Max Boot, described one section of the speech as “We are now in the fear-mongering part of the evening with Trump attacking his favorite bogeymen–socialists and immigrants.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan summed up the evening quite well, writing, “This is a big night, a cleaved down the middle night with no one trying to hide the divide. No ameliorating courtesy, no enacting of formal regard. Just the great divide, unhidden and out there for all the world to see.”
This is a big night, a cleaved down the middle night with no one trying to hide the divide. No ameliorating courtesy, no enacting of formal regard. Just the great divide, unhidden and out there for all the world to see.
— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) February 5, 2020
Coming on the heels of three years of the failed Russian collusion story, followed by a failed impeachment, it’s hard to imagine the night could be any different.