President Trump delivered a stirring State of the Union (SOTU) speech last night to the American people. It was a speech about the greatness of America, about the heart of America, and about the tenacity of America. It was along the lines of America being that “shining city on a hill,” a beacon of freedom and prosperity to the rest of the world. In summary, the speech made you proud to be an American, and proud to call Donald Trump our President.
According to CBS News, which is no fan of the President, speech viewers gave the the President 75% approval:
An overhwlming portion of viewers also said the speech made them feel “proud” and/or “safe”:
More details from The Week on how well-received the speech really was:
Two polls taken right after President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night found that a majority of viewers had a positive reaction to the speech. In a CBS News poll, 75 percent of respondents approved of Trump’s speech while 25 percent disapproved, while CNN’s poll found that 48 percent had a “very positive” impression of the speech, 22 percent had a “somewhat positive” reaction, and 29 percent had a negative response. As with every State of the Union address, the president’s supporters watched the speech in disproportionately high numbers relative to the U.S. electorate as a whole.
There is no spinning this result. The President knocked it out of the park last night. The policy announcements were great, and the stories of heroism and bravery were stories America needed to hear.
Some of the best excerpts:
And, of course, let’s not forget Preston Sharp, the 11 year old boy who worked to put flags on on the graves of Veterans:
It was a great night for the President and for our great nation. It’s a SOTU speech worth watching again for the stories that exemplify American values. It’s also worth watching again for the story of sadness about the families who lost daughters to MS-13 gang violence. There was no better way to drive home the point that we must secure our borders and keep our people safe.