America is the place where anything can happen. America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true. – President Donald J. Trump 02/04/20
After watching the State of the Union address last night, I think the actual state of our union is much divided. There’s a lot of hate, not just in Congress and the White House, but all across the fruited plains.
It may never be repaired.
If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or something else, you should be worried about our Republic.
We saw that President Donald Trump did not shake the hand of Speaker of the House (he did not shake the hand of the Vice President either). Republicans shouted “four more years” and some Democratic women dressed in white shouted about healthcare. In the end, Nancy Pelosi tore the copy of the President’s speech in two.
Who knows what other shenanigans took place that we did not see. One important thing to remember is when President Barack Obama delivered his SOTU speeches, most Republicans never stood and applauded. It’s been that way for years and years on both sides.
As for the President’s speech you can read it HERE and watch it HERE.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech was one hour and 18 minutes long (1:18:04 to be exact). Bill Clinton still holds the record for the longest speech 1:28:49. Trump’s latest SOTU speech was about 6,400 words, with around 132 breaks for applause. There were a lot of standing ovations, so the fat and old Republicans got a workout.
Someone posted a meme that stated,
BREAKING: Fact Checker at Trump’s SOTU hospitalized for exhaustion.
I would highly suggest that you read some fact-checking articles about Trump’s speech. Click HERE and HERE. After reading these articles, you will see that there were a lot of lies and misstatements.
Overall, this SOTU speech was more like a reality show than any others. Some of these stunts will make great campaign commercials for the President.
Trump talked about the newly-formed (and unneeded in my opinion) Space Force. I tweeted;
I’m hoping Trump appoints William Shatner as the head of the US Space Force.
Recognizing Brigadier General Charles McGee who is 100 years old and his grandson was nice.
Presenting conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the speech was over the top, but it plays well with Trump’s base of support. Limbaugh recently announced he has lung cancer.
By the way and for the “Family Values” folks, Trump is on his third wife and Limbaugh is on his fourth.
Trump recognized Ellie Schneider, who was born prematurely at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, which was a good way to solidify the pro-life vote.
Trump talked about a family whose husband and father is on his fourth deployment in the Middle East. He then announced that Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams was back from deployment. Williams then came in and hugged his family. It was one of the few bipartisan moments.
As the speech went on I kept thinking, what’s the next stunt.
I’m sure we’ll hear more about these people as the press looks for more information.
At this campaign rallies, Trump plays a song when he exits. I thought last night he would play, “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John.
In the end, I tweeted:
This is one of the greatest reality shows ever! Should draw huge ratings! #SOTU2020
Nancy ripping up his speech was merely a re-enactment of what Trump as been doing to the two most important documents in this country, the Constitution and the U.S. Code, since he took office.
good analysis Mike 🙂
John – Thanks! -JmB