by Daveda Gruber:
While Democrats sat on their hands, President Trump gave a speech that will go down in history as the best ever ‘State of the Union Address’.
Trump began his speech by praising heroes during natural disasters and tragedies over the last year. He included during the summer shooting of Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice.
Trump said, “With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House — a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise.”
Democrats refused to acknowledge economic gains or calls to honor veterans.
Trump said, “Tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties — Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion and creed.”
Stonefaced stares from Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met Trump as he held firm on his demands for border security and his first-year accomplishments and his call for bipartisanship on the thorny immigration debate.
The president said, “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve.”
“We presented the Congress with a detailed proposal that should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise, one where nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs and must have,” he said.
He pushed for an immigration deal but the president didn’t stray from messaging aimed at his base. Trump said his “highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers, and America’s forgotten communities.”
He called on Congress to “finally close the deadly loopholes” that have allowed MS-13 to flourish inside the country.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore traditional kente cloth in protest of Trump’s reported comments about immigration from “shithole countries.”
The Black Caucus sat and not one smile broke out. No applause came from them as they listened to how much black unemployment had dropped.
Our president told a story through real people. He had special people who had children murdered, heroes who saved people and children. He recognized our military.
He touched on national security toward the end of the speech, specifically warning that North Korea’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles” could “very soon” threaten the United States.
He said, “We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from happening. Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation. I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this dangerous position.”
Caucus members declined to stand even to honor a 12-year-old guest of the first family who was recognized for gathering flags for veterans’ graves.
Trump praised Preston Sharp, a boy from California, who started a movement to place flags at the graves of fallen service members.
He said, “Preston’s reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”
That boy stood and applauded for many of Trumps words. A child felt the the honesty and truth from the President but the Democrats did not.
The president recognized the parents of Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who died over the summer after being injured while imprisoned in North Korea.
The common people told the story with tears and tissues wiping the flow of sorrow from their eyes while the Democrats sat there and had glum expressions the cameras picked up.
I had tears in my eyes. I felt the pain of the story and I felt the caring that came from the man we voted in as our president.
The Democrats either have no caring in their blood or the hate inside them has taken over their souls.
You must watch the speech to fully understand the emotion.
Patriots will get it. People who love America and her flag will feel a common ground with President Trump.