“Americans are dreamers too.”
Last night, we saw a real American president take center stage to discuss his bold vision and agenda. Optimistic and determined, Trump delivered an inspiring speech that will surely be remembered as one of his best.
President Trump discussed the state of the union, which has been doing damn good under his leadership.
While many critics have claimed his speeches are too dark, Trump’s tone has lately been rather optimistic, due to the new direction of the country.
As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve.As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail.
The speech was truly an inspirational. To quote Mark Levin, “That was a Reaganesque speech”.
Everyone seemed impressed with the president’s performance, even those highly critical of him:
Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again.
It may go away tomorrow…
But tonight, America is great again. #SOTU
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 31, 2018
Here are some highlights from the president’s incredible State of the Union address:
Call for Bipartisan Immigration Reform
While the two parties are currently at war over the immigration debate, Trump laid out his four-pillar proposal and asked for bipartisan support.
However, this does not mean that Trump has changed his views at all. In fact, quite the opposite.
For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities.They have allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans.
President Trump acknowledged two sets of parents whose children had been killed by illegal aliens, MS-13 gang members to be exact.
While the obstructionists booed during Trump’s brash talk on the realities on illegal immigration, they sat completely silent during praise for the parents.
The president also spoke of his accomplishments in keeping the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable.
Last year, the Congress passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act.
Since its passage, my Administration has already removed more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve — and we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do.
As it goes without saying, our veterans are the reason we enjoy the freedoms we have in this country.
The president understands this and is committed to fighting for them. I truly can’t overstate how proud I am of our president, our veterans were in desperate need of new leadership to ensure they get the care they need.
I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of, which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey.
All Americans deserve accountability and respect — and that is what we are giving them.
Guantánamo’s Not Going Anywhere
As the president stated, “almost 100 percent” of all ISIS territory has been wiped out.
And as Trump has alluded to in the past, he has no problem with enhanced interrogations of these barbarians.
I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay.
I am also asking the Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al-Qa’ida, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists — wherever we chase them down.Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement. Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans.
Praise for North Korean Defector
And the most touching moment came in President Trump’s admiration of North Korean defector and survivor, Ji Seong-ho.
After paying tribute to Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died last summer after being held in North Korea, Trump talked about Ji’s dramatic flight to freedom.
During the ’90s North Korean famine, Ji was 13 years old when he lost his left hand and his left foot in a train accident while searching for coal to exchange for food.
His only means of getting around was a pair of wooden crutches made by his father, who would later be tortured to death by North Korean authorities after a failed attempt to defect.
Ji held those crutches aloft in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday night, prompting cheers and a standing ovation.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 31, 2018
‘100 Percent’ Getting Memos Soon
Also it looks like we’re getting the memos soon:
As the President was leaving the House Chamber Rep. Jeff Duncan asked him to release the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA memo.
The memo allegedly reveals the FBI’s mishandling of federal wiretaps during the Obama administration. Those who have read it hint at firings and
The House Intelligence Committee voted this week to make the memo public and now the White House must approve the move.
Trump stopped and turned to Duncan and said “Oh yeah, don’t worry, 100 percent.”
The Democrats Failed Rebuttal
And of course, we can’t forget this clown. Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy failed in his attempt to rebuke President Trump’s awesome State of the Union address.
No, I didn’t want to put a picture of him clearly drooling during his speech, it’s too disgusting.
This is what the political dynasty of the Kennedy’s are left with?
You sir, are no Jack Kennedy.
Overall Thoughts on the State of the Union
While these were just some highlights that stood out to me, there are more than enough quotable lines from this address.
Clocking in at 1 hour and 20 minutes, I can honestly say I was never once bored, there was no dull moment here.
For the president’s first State of the Union address, I was more than impressed and satisfied with his performance, as are all patriotic Americans.
Was this his best speech so far? Hard to tell given so many have been great, but I’m inclined to believe so. He hasn’t forgotten the forgotten men and women and his patriotism for our country never waivers.
By saluting our military, first responders and everyday Americans, Trump is fighting for our country.
“This is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.”