Boring, yet divisive, Trump’s State of the Union address wasn’t as presidential as his predecessors’ and took liberties with certain truths, asserts David A. Graham of The Atlantic. He talked of unity and successes, ignoring the political gridlock and social tension that his presidency has overseen. During his first year in office, he achieved very little, which is unlikely to change in the future. Trump couldn’t resist jibes at immigration that would satisfy his base, while ignoring the Russia scandal completely. He did tone down his usually fiery temper but was far from matching the inspiring and uniting speeches that past presidents gave.
Trump’s State of the Union speech was a great mix of patriotic inspiration and presidential composure, suggests The Washington Examiner. He honored the heroism of the American people, promoting a firefighter that saved 60 children from a Californian summer camp as well as the Cajun Navy, which came to the aid of Hurricane Harvey victims. After years of stagnation, ineptitude and weakness under Obama, Trump is bringing the country back to old heights. This stood out through his own strength in winning an election against all odds and reminding Congress that it serves the people. The president’s address was great.