Wednesday, January 31, 2018

President Trump's SOTU Address 75% Approval Among Viewers

CBS: 75% Approve Of Trump Speech. He Hits A Home Run And Is Showing The GOP How To Fight.
CBS News: Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump's State of the Union address approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved.
Eight in 10 Americans who watched felt the president was trying to unite the country, rather than divide it. Two-thirds said the speech made them feel proud,
New York Post: If the speech was Trump reaching out his hand to Democrats, he was doing it from a position of strength and supreme confidence.
If there is to be compromise on immigration, Democrats will have pay dearly for it.
That the president intends to drive a hard bargain was made clear during his remarks on immigration when he said pointedly, “Americans are dreamers, too.”
The tough tone, leavened only by the moving stories of first responders, military heroes and other noteworthy guests seated near the First Lady, suggests that Trump is sticking with what got him to the dance in the first place.
He will continue to be who he is. He rightly touted the exuberance as “our New American Moment” and declared that “there has never been a better time to start living the American dream.”
The Democrats who came to hear the president looked like the unhappiest people on Earth.
They rarely stood and applauded, except when it would have been embarrassing not to.
Even when the president touted the lowest African-American unemployment in history, the party that produced the first black president and has on the lock on the black vote gave a collective scowl.
Democrats, then, are giving Trump no reason to believe they’re ready to bargain.
All of them in both houses voted against tax cuts, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi even demeaned bonuses and pay hikes as “crumbs.”