WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. Trump appealed for bipartisanship but refused to yield on the hard-line immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats and forced the recent government shutdown. He renewed his call for a border wall and cast illegal immigration as a threat to Americans’ safety and economic security.
President Trump delivered the best SOTU address I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. I thought it was very presidential, uniting and brave. Trump addressed many relevant events in history, how the government should be working on behalf of the citizens, and the nonsense is happening on the hill.
One of the most standout moments of the speech was won by President Trump for people to come together. He said,
“We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our Middle Class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.
But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good.
Together, we can break decades of political stalemate.
We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future.
The decision is ours to make.
We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.
Tonight, I ask you to choose GREATNESS.”
Right after we saw Nancy Pelosi clap towards Trump in a mocking, childish manner, the truth is, the Democrats have been the most divisive, non-negotiating party. They want things their way or no way. They are masters at manipulating their base to think the opposite. And this clap was precisely that; she clapped at him like he was the problem. In truth, the Democrats have been the problem.
Another great moment, and quite brave is when Trump addresses current investigations. He said,
“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations.
If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.
It just doesn’t work that way!”
Over the past two years the Democrat party has been focused on one thing, find a way to impeach Trump. We have Representatives like Maxine Waters and Rashida Tlaib publicly announcing that is their plan with absolutely zero evidence. And now Tlaib is part of the Oversight Committee that looks for investigation opportunities. It seems she is too biased to be on that committee. However, Nancy Pelosi isn’t looking for fairness; she’s looking for dirt.
While there were many vital items I loved in Trump’s speech, the last one I loved was when he said we were not going to be a socialist country.
“We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair.
Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country.
America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control.
We are BORN FREE, and we will STAY FREE.
Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will NEVER be a socialist country.”
Many of us felt that cut at the very soul of many Democrat Representatives. I can tell you; it takes a confident, strong person to do what President Trump did at that podium. He is a leader that isn’t afraid to call out is enemies. And he only does that, because he has truth on his side.