President Trump knocked it out of the park Tuesday evening in his second State of the Union address.
In what was clearly one of the best speeches of his presidency – at a time when he needed to deliver one of the best speeches of his presidency – President Trump spoke to what unites us as Americans, and delivered a stem-winder so well-crafted that it virtually forced his political opponents to cheer for him, lest they look like a cross between Scrooge and the Grinch.
The tone was measured, the pace deliberate. Clocking in at an hour and 21 minutes – a bit longer than last year’s remarks – the speech was interrupted 102 times for applause. While it was easy to see that the President enjoys the rally form of speech more than this more formal speech, he might want to consider a few more formal speeches when he campaigns. Even a CBS poll after the speech showed that 76% of Americans approved of what the President said, and 72% approved of President Trump’s ideas for immigration. His speech clearly resonated not only with Members of Congress but also the American public.