Trump's YUUUUGE Speech

February 6, 2019

Last night, President Trump spoke for 82 minutes, giving the longest State of the Union Address since Bill Clinton in 2000.  But unlike Clinton's, which was 89 minutes and felt like 890, Trump's SOTU sure didn't feel that long. Unless your knees were giving out from giving him standing ovations. 

(If you didn’t see it, here are some highlights:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/5999013058001/#sp=show-clips

But you really need to watch the whole thing.  Trust me, this is YUUUUGE!!!  Here it is in its entirety: )

https://youtu.be/TXep_uf-ESY

Trump’s speech was strong, clear and masterful.  The guests, who included D-Day heroes, Holocaust survivors, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, parents of people slain by criminal illegal aliens, and (take that, Democrats) a heroic ICE agent, were incredibly inspiring.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/wh-releases-list-trumps-guests-sotu-puts-dems-illegal-guests-shame/

He did a great job of acting as a statesman, being “Presidential,” and coming across as the adult in a room full of Red Diaper Babies with colic.  He probably surprised many viewers who get their impression of him mostly from the relentless, 90%+ negative news coverage.


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Trump didn’t just offer his opponents an olive branch, but the whole tree.  He gave them a choice of working with him to achieve greatness for America, or bogging down in partisan obstruction and (yes) “ridiculous partisan investigations.”  Democrats squirmed uncomfortably throughout, debating whether it would be worse to anger their crazy left base by applauding things that were positive for America and signaling approval for bipartisan maturity, or anger the rest of America by sitting on their hands and coming across as bitter, partisan, far-left obstructionists.  Most of them opted for the latter, which served Trump’s purposes perfectly.  

(Incidentally, their behavior was easy to predict: Trump also called for bipartisan cooperation in his last SOTU, he got nothing but bullheaded obstruction, and now the House Democratic membership is markedly nastier and crazier.)

Now, we know why he wanted to give this speech in the House, directly to his opponents’ faces, instead of moving it elsewhere, and why he was willing to swallow his pride and be so gracious and humble to Nancy Pelosi to make it happen.  To quote “Star Wars,” “It’s a trap!” and the Democrats walked right into it. 

Trump listed the astounding economic numbers of his Administration (booming job creation, the return of manufacturing jobs Obama said were never coming back, record low unemployment across all demographics), and forced the Democrats, on national TV, either to applaud his accomplishments or appear to put their party’s lust for power above the good of all Americans.  Either way was a win for him.  They mostly went with the second, which was an even bigger win for Trump.

How must it have come across to minorities to see all those Democratic women Representatives, dressed in their feminist “resistance” white outfits, sitting and scowling and refusing to applaud record-low unemployment for blacks, Hispanics and Asian-Americans?  When they finally stood and clapped for a great stat about women in the workforce, it looked less like support for women than selfishness – and Trump had forced his biggest critics to give him a standing O on national TV.  Brilliant and priceless!

https://pjmedia.com/video/dems-refuse-to-cheer-for-record-low-black-hispanic-unemployment-rates/

(One wag on Twitter noted that it was not a good look for Democrats to dress all in white and appear to resent minorities getting ahead, which sparked a meme juxtaposing them with a photo of Klansmen in white robes with the caption, “Where have we seen this before?”  Brutal.)

Trump made what many are calling the most conservative SOTU since Reagan.  He strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to Israel and standing up to Iran.  He forcefully defended the right to life, called for a ban on late-term abortion, and denounced the shocking recent endorsements of infanticide of babies that had already been born (shame on the Democrats who sat on their hands through that.) 

He even “went there,” as the hip kids say, and blasted socialism right to the faces of Bernie Sanders and his philosophical great-great-granddaughter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He declared, “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

The camera cut to Bernie looking like he’d just downed a mustard milkshake. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-bernies-face-trump/

Later, AOC tried one of her typically Twitter-ready snarky responses, but it just sounded juvenile and defensive.  She claimed she was glad he said that because it showed he’s “scared.” 

Well, naturally.  Anyone with a brain would be scared of socialism.  (Oh, right...sorry.)


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AOC actually got her undergrad dorm room fantasies fed back to her twice, with Trump not only declaring that America will never be socialist, but also that he will never allow ICE to be abolished.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-moment-trump-shut-aoc-middle-speech/

The true genius of this speech was that by waiting until he could give it in the House, in front of the most radical, mindlessly obstructionist group of Democrats in history, all Trump had to do was come across as thoughtful, bipartisan and conciliatory; list good news about peace and prosperity; and talk about such issues as national security and protecting the innocent that, until recently at least, were taken for granted as basic values shared by all Americans.  He knew that if Democrats (A.) applauded those things, they would be seen applauding him, which would demoralize their Trump-hating base.  Or (B.) if they sat on their hands, they would come across as pro-infanticide, pro-open borders, pro-criminals, and against jobs for all Americans, including minorities.  (A.) was good for him, (B.) was even better, and they mostly took (B.) 

By standing up strongly for time-honored American values, Trump shrewdly established a marker to show Americans who might not pay close attention to the news just how far to the left his opponents had drifted. 

There are several ways to tell that this speech was a triumph for Trump, and not just the fact that Nancy Pelosi looked like she was getting a root canal without Novocain while listening to it.

Instant surveys of Americans were off-the-charts.  A CBS poll found that 76% of respondents had a positive reaction, with 72% approving of his stance on immigration.  CNN’s poll also showed 76% approval, with 59% “strongly approving.”  That must’ve been so painful for CNN to report that they had to emphasize that while Americans approved of Trump’s call for bipartisan cooperation, most don’t believe it will happen.  Hate to break this to them, but that isn’t necessary a negative comment on Trump.  They just watched a bunch of Democrats who were so stubbornly partisan that they couldn’t even applaud a little girl beating cancer or a ban on killing babies if Trump seemed to be in favor of those things. 

The talking heads must’ve also realized how effective the speech was because they were reduced to grabbing at straws to try to criticize it.  Like furiously trying to compare Trump to Nixon because he called the investigations Democrats want to launch “ridiculous” (hey, at least he didn’t call them “a vast leftwing conspiracy,” which would’ve sounded really Nixonian), or Chris Matthews’ complaining that he didn’t talk about climate change.  If the best you can do to knock down his speech is to carp about what he didn’t say, then your tank of vitriol is down to fumes. 

Before the speech, Trump’s approval rating in the latest Rasmussen survey was up to 48%.  It will be interesting to see where it goes in the next few days. 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/prez_track_feb05

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  • Carolyn Hansen Rice

    02/06/2019 05:11 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! You're always "on spot" with wittiness and humorous response, all while pointing out the obvious! I thought President Trump did a superb job and I thought Nancy was going to suck her face off, all whilst reading "the fake news paper". I'm sure she was comparing her notes of what the Dems "thought" he would say and very confused as to when to sit and when to stand! Priceless!

  • Leonard Lugo

    02/06/2019 04:42 PM

    Great moment! Pelosi there like a tree stump! Fearless in their face! Loved it!

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/06/2019 04:25 PM

    Mustard milkshake, hmmm? I was WONDERING what in the world could put THAT LOOK on 'Ol Bernie's kisser. I would THINK after running against and being FLEECED by Hillary, NOTHING ON EARTH could make you feel THAT nauseous! Though I think that you may have gotten the SPELLING WRONG on that FAVORITE drink of ALL OF THEM. Isn't it MUSTTURD?
    President Trump was GREAT, and showed them ALL WHY he is the PRESIDENT. He was able to get an ENTIRE COVEN of WITCHES to give up the customary black for the night and all dress in white because they are ALL SO PURE. Apparently, according to THOSE GALS, ANYTHING GOOD that didn't DIRECTLY AFFECT them was CRAP, and the REST OF US can GO TO HELL. American womanhood got a black eye last night by their "representatives" that may NEVER HEAL.
    While I don't agree with EVERYTHING that was talked about in the speech, especially Venezuela, for the MOST PART, it was MOVING and felt MORE like a politician who REALLY CARED about AMERICA, and wasn't just there for his own aggrandizement. Having to see Nancy Pelosi's face SO OFTEN, I had to wonder if by the end of the speech she tried SO HARD to DERAIL, that someone ought to check her chair and see if she had laid an egg! WHAT A SHOW!!! Don't think that people around the world weren't watching and thinking, " what a BUNCH OF IDIOTS these Americans are! The Russians were FALLING OFF OF THEIR CHAIRS LAUGHING, thinking, "WHO in their RIGHT MINDS would INTERFERE in THEIR ELECTIONS? We could NEVER have gotten a bunch of BOOBS like THEM elected no matter WHAT WE DID"! The Americans are SO ACCOMMODATING when it comes to putting INCOMPETENT, CLUELESS clowns in their government, that we could NEVER HOPE to do BETTER!
    Great job, President Trump. For a few, GLORIOUS MINUTES, we got to be PROUD to be Americans again. MAGA!!! TW

  • Janice Butler

    02/06/2019 04:15 PM

    I thought this SOTU was awesome! He came across as very Presidential, sincere about caring for America first & fully in command. You'll appreciate this, I found myself saying AMEN (!) several times.

  • jack macdonald

    02/06/2019 04:03 PM

    I enjoy reading the contributions from your readers because it is refreshing to hear such thoughtful and reasoned commentary. It renews my confidence that not all Americans are braindead and brainwashed idealogues. Many nailed it! The Libs did themselves proud once more. Most children have better manners and sense. jack

  • Carol and Benny Landfair

    02/06/2019 03:28 PM

    My previous comment got lost! I just want to THANK you, Mike, and say President Trump's speech was the best we have ever heard!

  • Marilyn Turnley

    02/06/2019 03:07 PM

    The best state of the union address I have ever heard!! as well as well presented.

  • Chris Zukle

    02/06/2019 03:02 PM

    Mike you gave a pretty good speech yourself , really enjoyed reading it. By the way "hip" came around in the '70's I think, the original word was "Hep" from the '40's.

  • Debbie Graham

    02/06/2019 02:52 PM

    Excellent reporting of that story....I always read you first because I know you will give truth!!!

  • Marsha Davis

    02/06/2019 02:45 PM

    I love love love the speech President Trump was priceless and dead on every subject!
    And yes the Democrats were very shameful showing their hate big-time shame shame on them ??
    Trump for 2020 ??????

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    02/06/2019 02:36 PM

    I LOVED IT BEST SPEECH HE HAS EVER DONE , NO BEATING AROUND THE BUSH JUST STRAIGHT HONESTY. LOKED THEM RIGHT IN THE FACE AND CORRECTED THEM. HE DIDN'T EVEN FLINCH WHEN HE SAID WE WERE BORN FREE AND WILL STAY FREE. MADE ME FEEL BETTER KNOWING WE AREN'T GOING INTO THE SOCIALIST PARTY. I'D SAY IT WAS A WINWIN.I

  • Merida McKnight

    02/06/2019 02:23 PM

    I have seen all that you said and boy do the demoncraps go far trying to down play the Presidents words! The picture of peelousy with her papers to read was so laughable, and those snarky women in KKK garb! I loved it! I hope the rest of America took note of it all and will remember it come election time and I hope that Judicial Watch makes ca. clean up it's rolls so WE can really see how the state votes!

  • Deborah Foster

    02/06/2019 02:21 PM

    I hope that America remembers the Democrat reaction to late term abortion when it comes time for the next election. I wish that government employees would remember that Democrats shut down government and also EVERY YEAR attached abortion legislation to our budget (retired now but worked for government for almost 40 years I KNOW) which made it impossible for Republicans to support. I don't see how anyone can look at their faces and not see the hatred for anything that comes from Trump even if they have supported the exact same thing in the past. My prayer is that the majority of Americans will vote conservative values even if they don't agree with everything the President wants.

  • David Arthur Kosinski

    02/06/2019 02:13 PM

    Yes, I agree, Mike; Trumps' speech WAS brilliant!

    Every single person in that chamber was made to feel part of something larger than themselves, or their party. That "larger something' was our Country!

    Whether he brought up common values that we all share, or focused on the heart-rending - or heart warming - stories of notable people in the gallery; members of both parties were "moved;" and it showed!

    Simply masterful!!

  • Debra Macaluso

    02/06/2019 02:00 PM

    I stand and applaud you, sir for always sticking to your values & being so truthful with us...also, absolutely Love Sarah...she is beautiful..strong in her convictions..and always a Lady...She never backs down, and is so gracious even to the ones that don't deserve it.
    You must be very proud...Thank you that we are one nation under GOD...

  • Joyce weigel

    02/06/2019 01:50 PM

    The President's speech was EXCELLENT!!!!!

  • joseph orsini

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Contrast this speech with the charges Maxine W., and others, leveled at him when he was first elected and they were calling for his impeachment because he was "crazy", etc.

  • Melinda Lucas

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    The State of the Union speech last night was inspiring, masterful, and truthful. Americans are thankful to be inspired again and actually be able to believe the words that are spoken by our President, contrary to the constant criticism and negativity of the former guy running the circus in D.C. up until President Trump took office. My husband and I are thankful that President Trump has the strength to face the Nation as a true leader! Melinda and Scott Lucas

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Howard and Coleen Bane

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    Great analysis of President Trumps speech! Thankful for who you are and for your daughter too!

  • Vanessa Rando Starns

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    I am so proud of our President! I'm going to continue to back him up with prayer. I pray we stop the shedding of innocent blood! Life begins at conception! May God bless our country! USA, USA, USA!

  • Deb harris

    02/06/2019 01:32 PM

    Thank you for giving us an honest perspective of the news in the events in this country. We watch your show faithfully and read your daily reports. It is so hard to know who else to believe. We praise God for your honesty and for your efforts. Please keep doing what you were doing.

  • Lisa Ford

    02/06/2019 01:06 PM

    Our President Trump was brilliant last night. My first thought was, he set the battlefield for 2020, in their house. And did it in such gentlman style, I am sure the Dems heads are still spinning. I think that the interesting stat would be, how many Americans cut the tv off or changed the channel, before the Dems spoke. We are fed up with their nonsense. But back to the speech, we can never forget those who fought for our freedoms & socialism/communism has no place in America. We are great! We are proud! We are free! And we are not ashamed of that!!!!

    Thanks Gov & thank your daughter Sarah. We love you & your family.
    God Bless!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    02/06/2019 01:01 PM

    Just a short one because you have a lot to read and they are all good comments!
    Loved President Trump as usual and what a job he did last night!
    You too, LOVED the way you spelled it all out! You should have a job in that White House along with Sarah! lol
    Thanks for sending these every day!

Trump's YUUUUGE Speech

February 6, 2019

Last night, President Trump spoke for 82 minutes, giving the longest State of the Union Address since Bill Clinton in 2000.  But unlike Clinton's, which was 89 minutes and felt like 890, Trump's SOTU sure didn't feel that long. Unless your knees were giving out from giving him standing ovations. 

(If you didn’t see it, here are some highlights:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/5999013058001/#sp=show-clips

But you really need to watch the whole thing.  Trust me, this is YUUUUGE!!!  Here it is in its entirety: )

https://youtu.be/TXep_uf-ESY

Trump’s speech was strong, clear and masterful.  The guests, who included D-Day heroes, Holocaust survivors, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, parents of people slain by criminal illegal aliens, and (take that, Democrats) a heroic ICE agent, were incredibly inspiring.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/wh-releases-list-trumps-guests-sotu-puts-dems-illegal-guests-shame/

He did a great job of acting as a statesman, being “Presidential,” and coming across as the adult in a room full of Red Diaper Babies with colic.  He probably surprised many viewers who get their impression of him mostly from the relentless, 90%+ negative news coverage.


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Trump didn’t just offer his opponents an olive branch, but the whole tree.  He gave them a choice of working with him to achieve greatness for America, or bogging down in partisan obstruction and (yes) “ridiculous partisan investigations.”  Democrats squirmed uncomfortably throughout, debating whether it would be worse to anger their crazy left base by applauding things that were positive for America and signaling approval for bipartisan maturity, or anger the rest of America by sitting on their hands and coming across as bitter, partisan, far-left obstructionists.  Most of them opted for the latter, which served Trump’s purposes perfectly.  

(Incidentally, their behavior was easy to predict: Trump also called for bipartisan cooperation in his last SOTU, he got nothing but bullheaded obstruction, and now the House Democratic membership is markedly nastier and crazier.)

Now, we know why he wanted to give this speech in the House, directly to his opponents’ faces, instead of moving it elsewhere, and why he was willing to swallow his pride and be so gracious and humble to Nancy Pelosi to make it happen.  To quote “Star Wars,” “It’s a trap!” and the Democrats walked right into it. 

Trump listed the astounding economic numbers of his Administration (booming job creation, the return of manufacturing jobs Obama said were never coming back, record low unemployment across all demographics), and forced the Democrats, on national TV, either to applaud his accomplishments or appear to put their party’s lust for power above the good of all Americans.  Either way was a win for him.  They mostly went with the second, which was an even bigger win for Trump.

How must it have come across to minorities to see all those Democratic women Representatives, dressed in their feminist “resistance” white outfits, sitting and scowling and refusing to applaud record-low unemployment for blacks, Hispanics and Asian-Americans?  When they finally stood and clapped for a great stat about women in the workforce, it looked less like support for women than selfishness – and Trump had forced his biggest critics to give him a standing O on national TV.  Brilliant and priceless!

https://pjmedia.com/video/dems-refuse-to-cheer-for-record-low-black-hispanic-unemployment-rates/

(One wag on Twitter noted that it was not a good look for Democrats to dress all in white and appear to resent minorities getting ahead, which sparked a meme juxtaposing them with a photo of Klansmen in white robes with the caption, “Where have we seen this before?”  Brutal.)

Trump made what many are calling the most conservative SOTU since Reagan.  He strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to Israel and standing up to Iran.  He forcefully defended the right to life, called for a ban on late-term abortion, and denounced the shocking recent endorsements of infanticide of babies that had already been born (shame on the Democrats who sat on their hands through that.) 

He even “went there,” as the hip kids say, and blasted socialism right to the faces of Bernie Sanders and his philosophical great-great-granddaughter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He declared, “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

The camera cut to Bernie looking like he’d just downed a mustard milkshake. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-bernies-face-trump/

Later, AOC tried one of her typically Twitter-ready snarky responses, but it just sounded juvenile and defensive.  She claimed she was glad he said that because it showed he’s “scared.” 

Well, naturally.  Anyone with a brain would be scared of socialism.  (Oh, right...sorry.)


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AOC actually got her undergrad dorm room fantasies fed back to her twice, with Trump not only declaring that America will never be socialist, but also that he will never allow ICE to be abolished.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-moment-trump-shut-aoc-middle-speech/

The true genius of this speech was that by waiting until he could give it in the House, in front of the most radical, mindlessly obstructionist group of Democrats in history, all Trump had to do was come across as thoughtful, bipartisan and conciliatory; list good news about peace and prosperity; and talk about such issues as national security and protecting the innocent that, until recently at least, were taken for granted as basic values shared by all Americans.  He knew that if Democrats (A.) applauded those things, they would be seen applauding him, which would demoralize their Trump-hating base.  Or (B.) if they sat on their hands, they would come across as pro-infanticide, pro-open borders, pro-criminals, and against jobs for all Americans, including minorities.  (A.) was good for him, (B.) was even better, and they mostly took (B.) 

By standing up strongly for time-honored American values, Trump shrewdly established a marker to show Americans who might not pay close attention to the news just how far to the left his opponents had drifted. 

There are several ways to tell that this speech was a triumph for Trump, and not just the fact that Nancy Pelosi looked like she was getting a root canal without Novocain while listening to it.

Instant surveys of Americans were off-the-charts.  A CBS poll found that 76% of respondents had a positive reaction, with 72% approving of his stance on immigration.  CNN’s poll also showed 76% approval, with 59% “strongly approving.”  That must’ve been so painful for CNN to report that they had to emphasize that while Americans approved of Trump’s call for bipartisan cooperation, most don’t believe it will happen.  Hate to break this to them, but that isn’t necessary a negative comment on Trump.  They just watched a bunch of Democrats who were so stubbornly partisan that they couldn’t even applaud a little girl beating cancer or a ban on killing babies if Trump seemed to be in favor of those things. 

The talking heads must’ve also realized how effective the speech was because they were reduced to grabbing at straws to try to criticize it.  Like furiously trying to compare Trump to Nixon because he called the investigations Democrats want to launch “ridiculous” (hey, at least he didn’t call them “a vast leftwing conspiracy,” which would’ve sounded really Nixonian), or Chris Matthews’ complaining that he didn’t talk about climate change.  If the best you can do to knock down his speech is to carp about what he didn’t say, then your tank of vitriol is down to fumes. 

Before the speech, Trump’s approval rating in the latest Rasmussen survey was up to 48%.  It will be interesting to see where it goes in the next few days. 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/prez_track_feb05

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  • Carolyn Hansen Rice

    02/06/2019 05:11 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! You're always "on spot" with wittiness and humorous response, all while pointing out the obvious! I thought President Trump did a superb job and I thought Nancy was going to suck her face off, all whilst reading "the fake news paper". I'm sure she was comparing her notes of what the Dems "thought" he would say and very confused as to when to sit and when to stand! Priceless!

  • Leonard Lugo

    02/06/2019 04:42 PM

    Great moment! Pelosi there like a tree stump! Fearless in their face! Loved it!

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/06/2019 04:25 PM

    Mustard milkshake, hmmm? I was WONDERING what in the world could put THAT LOOK on 'Ol Bernie's kisser. I would THINK after running against and being FLEECED by Hillary, NOTHING ON EARTH could make you feel THAT nauseous! Though I think that you may have gotten the SPELLING WRONG on that FAVORITE drink of ALL OF THEM. Isn't it MUSTTURD?
    President Trump was GREAT, and showed them ALL WHY he is the PRESIDENT. He was able to get an ENTIRE COVEN of WITCHES to give up the customary black for the night and all dress in white because they are ALL SO PURE. Apparently, according to THOSE GALS, ANYTHING GOOD that didn't DIRECTLY AFFECT them was CRAP, and the REST OF US can GO TO HELL. American womanhood got a black eye last night by their "representatives" that may NEVER HEAL.
    While I don't agree with EVERYTHING that was talked about in the speech, especially Venezuela, for the MOST PART, it was MOVING and felt MORE like a politician who REALLY CARED about AMERICA, and wasn't just there for his own aggrandizement. Having to see Nancy Pelosi's face SO OFTEN, I had to wonder if by the end of the speech she tried SO HARD to DERAIL, that someone ought to check her chair and see if she had laid an egg! WHAT A SHOW!!! Don't think that people around the world weren't watching and thinking, " what a BUNCH OF IDIOTS these Americans are! The Russians were FALLING OFF OF THEIR CHAIRS LAUGHING, thinking, "WHO in their RIGHT MINDS would INTERFERE in THEIR ELECTIONS? We could NEVER have gotten a bunch of BOOBS like THEM elected no matter WHAT WE DID"! The Americans are SO ACCOMMODATING when it comes to putting INCOMPETENT, CLUELESS clowns in their government, that we could NEVER HOPE to do BETTER!
    Great job, President Trump. For a few, GLORIOUS MINUTES, we got to be PROUD to be Americans again. MAGA!!! TW

  • Janice Butler

    02/06/2019 04:15 PM

    I thought this SOTU was awesome! He came across as very Presidential, sincere about caring for America first & fully in command. You'll appreciate this, I found myself saying AMEN (!) several times.

  • jack macdonald

    02/06/2019 04:03 PM

    I enjoy reading the contributions from your readers because it is refreshing to hear such thoughtful and reasoned commentary. It renews my confidence that not all Americans are braindead and brainwashed idealogues. Many nailed it! The Libs did themselves proud once more. Most children have better manners and sense. jack

  • Carol and Benny Landfair

    02/06/2019 03:28 PM

    My previous comment got lost! I just want to THANK you, Mike, and say President Trump's speech was the best we have ever heard!

  • Marilyn Turnley

    02/06/2019 03:07 PM

    The best state of the union address I have ever heard!! as well as well presented.

  • Chris Zukle

    02/06/2019 03:02 PM

    Mike you gave a pretty good speech yourself , really enjoyed reading it. By the way "hip" came around in the '70's I think, the original word was "Hep" from the '40's.

  • Debbie Graham

    02/06/2019 02:52 PM

    Excellent reporting of that story....I always read you first because I know you will give truth!!!

  • Marsha Davis

    02/06/2019 02:45 PM

    I love love love the speech President Trump was priceless and dead on every subject!
    And yes the Democrats were very shameful showing their hate big-time shame shame on them ??
    Trump for 2020 ??????

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    02/06/2019 02:36 PM

    I LOVED IT BEST SPEECH HE HAS EVER DONE , NO BEATING AROUND THE BUSH JUST STRAIGHT HONESTY. LOKED THEM RIGHT IN THE FACE AND CORRECTED THEM. HE DIDN'T EVEN FLINCH WHEN HE SAID WE WERE BORN FREE AND WILL STAY FREE. MADE ME FEEL BETTER KNOWING WE AREN'T GOING INTO THE SOCIALIST PARTY. I'D SAY IT WAS A WINWIN.I

  • Merida McKnight

    02/06/2019 02:23 PM

    I have seen all that you said and boy do the demoncraps go far trying to down play the Presidents words! The picture of peelousy with her papers to read was so laughable, and those snarky women in KKK garb! I loved it! I hope the rest of America took note of it all and will remember it come election time and I hope that Judicial Watch makes ca. clean up it's rolls so WE can really see how the state votes!

  • Deborah Foster

    02/06/2019 02:21 PM

    I hope that America remembers the Democrat reaction to late term abortion when it comes time for the next election. I wish that government employees would remember that Democrats shut down government and also EVERY YEAR attached abortion legislation to our budget (retired now but worked for government for almost 40 years I KNOW) which made it impossible for Republicans to support. I don't see how anyone can look at their faces and not see the hatred for anything that comes from Trump even if they have supported the exact same thing in the past. My prayer is that the majority of Americans will vote conservative values even if they don't agree with everything the President wants.

  • David Arthur Kosinski

    02/06/2019 02:13 PM

    Yes, I agree, Mike; Trumps' speech WAS brilliant!

    Every single person in that chamber was made to feel part of something larger than themselves, or their party. That "larger something' was our Country!

    Whether he brought up common values that we all share, or focused on the heart-rending - or heart warming - stories of notable people in the gallery; members of both parties were "moved;" and it showed!

    Simply masterful!!

  • Debra Macaluso

    02/06/2019 02:00 PM

    I stand and applaud you, sir for always sticking to your values & being so truthful with us...also, absolutely Love Sarah...she is beautiful..strong in her convictions..and always a Lady...She never backs down, and is so gracious even to the ones that don't deserve it.
    You must be very proud...Thank you that we are one nation under GOD...

  • Joyce weigel

    02/06/2019 01:50 PM

    The President's speech was EXCELLENT!!!!!

  • joseph orsini

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Contrast this speech with the charges Maxine W., and others, leveled at him when he was first elected and they were calling for his impeachment because he was "crazy", etc.

  • Melinda Lucas

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    The State of the Union speech last night was inspiring, masterful, and truthful. Americans are thankful to be inspired again and actually be able to believe the words that are spoken by our President, contrary to the constant criticism and negativity of the former guy running the circus in D.C. up until President Trump took office. My husband and I are thankful that President Trump has the strength to face the Nation as a true leader! Melinda and Scott Lucas

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Howard and Coleen Bane

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    Great analysis of President Trumps speech! Thankful for who you are and for your daughter too!

  • Vanessa Rando Starns

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    I am so proud of our President! I'm going to continue to back him up with prayer. I pray we stop the shedding of innocent blood! Life begins at conception! May God bless our country! USA, USA, USA!

  • Deb harris

    02/06/2019 01:32 PM

    Thank you for giving us an honest perspective of the news in the events in this country. We watch your show faithfully and read your daily reports. It is so hard to know who else to believe. We praise God for your honesty and for your efforts. Please keep doing what you were doing.

  • Lisa Ford

    02/06/2019 01:06 PM

    Our President Trump was brilliant last night. My first thought was, he set the battlefield for 2020, in their house. And did it in such gentlman style, I am sure the Dems heads are still spinning. I think that the interesting stat would be, how many Americans cut the tv off or changed the channel, before the Dems spoke. We are fed up with their nonsense. But back to the speech, we can never forget those who fought for our freedoms & socialism/communism has no place in America. We are great! We are proud! We are free! And we are not ashamed of that!!!!

    Thanks Gov & thank your daughter Sarah. We love you & your family.
    God Bless!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    02/06/2019 01:01 PM

    Just a short one because you have a lot to read and they are all good comments!
    Loved President Trump as usual and what a job he did last night!
    You too, LOVED the way you spelled it all out! You should have a job in that White House along with Sarah! lol
    Thanks for sending these every day!

Trump's YUUUUGE Speech

February 6, 2019

Last night, President Trump spoke for 82 minutes, giving the longest State of the Union Address since Bill Clinton in 2000.  But unlike Clinton's, which was 89 minutes and felt like 890, Trump's SOTU sure didn't feel that long. Unless your knees were giving out from giving him standing ovations. 

(If you didn’t see it, here are some highlights:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/5999013058001/#sp=show-clips

But you really need to watch the whole thing.  Trust me, this is YUUUUGE!!!  Here it is in its entirety: )

https://youtu.be/TXep_uf-ESY

Trump’s speech was strong, clear and masterful.  The guests, who included D-Day heroes, Holocaust survivors, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, parents of people slain by criminal illegal aliens, and (take that, Democrats) a heroic ICE agent, were incredibly inspiring.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/wh-releases-list-trumps-guests-sotu-puts-dems-illegal-guests-shame/

He did a great job of acting as a statesman, being “Presidential,” and coming across as the adult in a room full of Red Diaper Babies with colic.  He probably surprised many viewers who get their impression of him mostly from the relentless, 90%+ negative news coverage.


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Trump didn’t just offer his opponents an olive branch, but the whole tree.  He gave them a choice of working with him to achieve greatness for America, or bogging down in partisan obstruction and (yes) “ridiculous partisan investigations.”  Democrats squirmed uncomfortably throughout, debating whether it would be worse to anger their crazy left base by applauding things that were positive for America and signaling approval for bipartisan maturity, or anger the rest of America by sitting on their hands and coming across as bitter, partisan, far-left obstructionists.  Most of them opted for the latter, which served Trump’s purposes perfectly.  

(Incidentally, their behavior was easy to predict: Trump also called for bipartisan cooperation in his last SOTU, he got nothing but bullheaded obstruction, and now the House Democratic membership is markedly nastier and crazier.)

Now, we know why he wanted to give this speech in the House, directly to his opponents’ faces, instead of moving it elsewhere, and why he was willing to swallow his pride and be so gracious and humble to Nancy Pelosi to make it happen.  To quote “Star Wars,” “It’s a trap!” and the Democrats walked right into it. 

Trump listed the astounding economic numbers of his Administration (booming job creation, the return of manufacturing jobs Obama said were never coming back, record low unemployment across all demographics), and forced the Democrats, on national TV, either to applaud his accomplishments or appear to put their party’s lust for power above the good of all Americans.  Either way was a win for him.  They mostly went with the second, which was an even bigger win for Trump.

How must it have come across to minorities to see all those Democratic women Representatives, dressed in their feminist “resistance” white outfits, sitting and scowling and refusing to applaud record-low unemployment for blacks, Hispanics and Asian-Americans?  When they finally stood and clapped for a great stat about women in the workforce, it looked less like support for women than selfishness – and Trump had forced his biggest critics to give him a standing O on national TV.  Brilliant and priceless!

https://pjmedia.com/video/dems-refuse-to-cheer-for-record-low-black-hispanic-unemployment-rates/

(One wag on Twitter noted that it was not a good look for Democrats to dress all in white and appear to resent minorities getting ahead, which sparked a meme juxtaposing them with a photo of Klansmen in white robes with the caption, “Where have we seen this before?”  Brutal.)

Trump made what many are calling the most conservative SOTU since Reagan.  He strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to Israel and standing up to Iran.  He forcefully defended the right to life, called for a ban on late-term abortion, and denounced the shocking recent endorsements of infanticide of babies that had already been born (shame on the Democrats who sat on their hands through that.) 

He even “went there,” as the hip kids say, and blasted socialism right to the faces of Bernie Sanders and his philosophical great-great-granddaughter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He declared, “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

The camera cut to Bernie looking like he’d just downed a mustard milkshake. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-bernies-face-trump/

Later, AOC tried one of her typically Twitter-ready snarky responses, but it just sounded juvenile and defensive.  She claimed she was glad he said that because it showed he’s “scared.” 

Well, naturally.  Anyone with a brain would be scared of socialism.  (Oh, right...sorry.)


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AOC actually got her undergrad dorm room fantasies fed back to her twice, with Trump not only declaring that America will never be socialist, but also that he will never allow ICE to be abolished.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-moment-trump-shut-aoc-middle-speech/

The true genius of this speech was that by waiting until he could give it in the House, in front of the most radical, mindlessly obstructionist group of Democrats in history, all Trump had to do was come across as thoughtful, bipartisan and conciliatory; list good news about peace and prosperity; and talk about such issues as national security and protecting the innocent that, until recently at least, were taken for granted as basic values shared by all Americans.  He knew that if Democrats (A.) applauded those things, they would be seen applauding him, which would demoralize their Trump-hating base.  Or (B.) if they sat on their hands, they would come across as pro-infanticide, pro-open borders, pro-criminals, and against jobs for all Americans, including minorities.  (A.) was good for him, (B.) was even better, and they mostly took (B.) 

By standing up strongly for time-honored American values, Trump shrewdly established a marker to show Americans who might not pay close attention to the news just how far to the left his opponents had drifted. 

There are several ways to tell that this speech was a triumph for Trump, and not just the fact that Nancy Pelosi looked like she was getting a root canal without Novocain while listening to it.

Instant surveys of Americans were off-the-charts.  A CBS poll found that 76% of respondents had a positive reaction, with 72% approving of his stance on immigration.  CNN’s poll also showed 76% approval, with 59% “strongly approving.”  That must’ve been so painful for CNN to report that they had to emphasize that while Americans approved of Trump’s call for bipartisan cooperation, most don’t believe it will happen.  Hate to break this to them, but that isn’t necessary a negative comment on Trump.  They just watched a bunch of Democrats who were so stubbornly partisan that they couldn’t even applaud a little girl beating cancer or a ban on killing babies if Trump seemed to be in favor of those things. 

The talking heads must’ve also realized how effective the speech was because they were reduced to grabbing at straws to try to criticize it.  Like furiously trying to compare Trump to Nixon because he called the investigations Democrats want to launch “ridiculous” (hey, at least he didn’t call them “a vast leftwing conspiracy,” which would’ve sounded really Nixonian), or Chris Matthews’ complaining that he didn’t talk about climate change.  If the best you can do to knock down his speech is to carp about what he didn’t say, then your tank of vitriol is down to fumes. 

Before the speech, Trump’s approval rating in the latest Rasmussen survey was up to 48%.  It will be interesting to see where it goes in the next few days. 

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/prez_track_feb05

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  • Carolyn Hansen Rice

    02/06/2019 05:11 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! You're always "on spot" with wittiness and humorous response, all while pointing out the obvious! I thought President Trump did a superb job and I thought Nancy was going to suck her face off, all whilst reading "the fake news paper". I'm sure she was comparing her notes of what the Dems "thought" he would say and very confused as to when to sit and when to stand! Priceless!

  • Leonard Lugo

    02/06/2019 04:42 PM

    Great moment! Pelosi there like a tree stump! Fearless in their face! Loved it!

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/06/2019 04:25 PM

    Mustard milkshake, hmmm? I was WONDERING what in the world could put THAT LOOK on 'Ol Bernie's kisser. I would THINK after running against and being FLEECED by Hillary, NOTHING ON EARTH could make you feel THAT nauseous! Though I think that you may have gotten the SPELLING WRONG on that FAVORITE drink of ALL OF THEM. Isn't it MUSTTURD?
    President Trump was GREAT, and showed them ALL WHY he is the PRESIDENT. He was able to get an ENTIRE COVEN of WITCHES to give up the customary black for the night and all dress in white because they are ALL SO PURE. Apparently, according to THOSE GALS, ANYTHING GOOD that didn't DIRECTLY AFFECT them was CRAP, and the REST OF US can GO TO HELL. American womanhood got a black eye last night by their "representatives" that may NEVER HEAL.
    While I don't agree with EVERYTHING that was talked about in the speech, especially Venezuela, for the MOST PART, it was MOVING and felt MORE like a politician who REALLY CARED about AMERICA, and wasn't just there for his own aggrandizement. Having to see Nancy Pelosi's face SO OFTEN, I had to wonder if by the end of the speech she tried SO HARD to DERAIL, that someone ought to check her chair and see if she had laid an egg! WHAT A SHOW!!! Don't think that people around the world weren't watching and thinking, " what a BUNCH OF IDIOTS these Americans are! The Russians were FALLING OFF OF THEIR CHAIRS LAUGHING, thinking, "WHO in their RIGHT MINDS would INTERFERE in THEIR ELECTIONS? We could NEVER have gotten a bunch of BOOBS like THEM elected no matter WHAT WE DID"! The Americans are SO ACCOMMODATING when it comes to putting INCOMPETENT, CLUELESS clowns in their government, that we could NEVER HOPE to do BETTER!
    Great job, President Trump. For a few, GLORIOUS MINUTES, we got to be PROUD to be Americans again. MAGA!!! TW

  • Janice Butler

    02/06/2019 04:15 PM

    I thought this SOTU was awesome! He came across as very Presidential, sincere about caring for America first & fully in command. You'll appreciate this, I found myself saying AMEN (!) several times.

  • jack macdonald

    02/06/2019 04:03 PM

    I enjoy reading the contributions from your readers because it is refreshing to hear such thoughtful and reasoned commentary. It renews my confidence that not all Americans are braindead and brainwashed idealogues. Many nailed it! The Libs did themselves proud once more. Most children have better manners and sense. jack

  • Carol and Benny Landfair

    02/06/2019 03:28 PM

    My previous comment got lost! I just want to THANK you, Mike, and say President Trump's speech was the best we have ever heard!

  • Marilyn Turnley

    02/06/2019 03:07 PM

    The best state of the union address I have ever heard!! as well as well presented.

  • Chris Zukle

    02/06/2019 03:02 PM

    Mike you gave a pretty good speech yourself , really enjoyed reading it. By the way "hip" came around in the '70's I think, the original word was "Hep" from the '40's.

  • Debbie Graham

    02/06/2019 02:52 PM

    Excellent reporting of that story....I always read you first because I know you will give truth!!!

  • Marsha Davis

    02/06/2019 02:45 PM

    I love love love the speech President Trump was priceless and dead on every subject!
    And yes the Democrats were very shameful showing their hate big-time shame shame on them ??
    Trump for 2020 ??????

  • TOMMIE CLARK

    02/06/2019 02:36 PM

    I LOVED IT BEST SPEECH HE HAS EVER DONE , NO BEATING AROUND THE BUSH JUST STRAIGHT HONESTY. LOKED THEM RIGHT IN THE FACE AND CORRECTED THEM. HE DIDN'T EVEN FLINCH WHEN HE SAID WE WERE BORN FREE AND WILL STAY FREE. MADE ME FEEL BETTER KNOWING WE AREN'T GOING INTO THE SOCIALIST PARTY. I'D SAY IT WAS A WINWIN.I

  • Merida McKnight

    02/06/2019 02:23 PM

    I have seen all that you said and boy do the demoncraps go far trying to down play the Presidents words! The picture of peelousy with her papers to read was so laughable, and those snarky women in KKK garb! I loved it! I hope the rest of America took note of it all and will remember it come election time and I hope that Judicial Watch makes ca. clean up it's rolls so WE can really see how the state votes!

  • Deborah Foster

    02/06/2019 02:21 PM

    I hope that America remembers the Democrat reaction to late term abortion when it comes time for the next election. I wish that government employees would remember that Democrats shut down government and also EVERY YEAR attached abortion legislation to our budget (retired now but worked for government for almost 40 years I KNOW) which made it impossible for Republicans to support. I don't see how anyone can look at their faces and not see the hatred for anything that comes from Trump even if they have supported the exact same thing in the past. My prayer is that the majority of Americans will vote conservative values even if they don't agree with everything the President wants.

  • David Arthur Kosinski

    02/06/2019 02:13 PM

    Yes, I agree, Mike; Trumps' speech WAS brilliant!

    Every single person in that chamber was made to feel part of something larger than themselves, or their party. That "larger something' was our Country!

    Whether he brought up common values that we all share, or focused on the heart-rending - or heart warming - stories of notable people in the gallery; members of both parties were "moved;" and it showed!

    Simply masterful!!

  • Debra Macaluso

    02/06/2019 02:00 PM

    I stand and applaud you, sir for always sticking to your values & being so truthful with us...also, absolutely Love Sarah...she is beautiful..strong in her convictions..and always a Lady...She never backs down, and is so gracious even to the ones that don't deserve it.
    You must be very proud...Thank you that we are one nation under GOD...

  • Joyce weigel

    02/06/2019 01:50 PM

    The President's speech was EXCELLENT!!!!!

  • joseph orsini

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Contrast this speech with the charges Maxine W., and others, leveled at him when he was first elected and they were calling for his impeachment because he was "crazy", etc.

  • Melinda Lucas

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    The State of the Union speech last night was inspiring, masterful, and truthful. Americans are thankful to be inspired again and actually be able to believe the words that are spoken by our President, contrary to the constant criticism and negativity of the former guy running the circus in D.C. up until President Trump took office. My husband and I are thankful that President Trump has the strength to face the Nation as a true leader! Melinda and Scott Lucas

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Mable Mullen

    02/06/2019 01:48 PM

    Loved your commentary on President's Sotu! My thoughts exactly!! What is wrong with Ann Coulter. I will take your comments and Dick Morris's any day over her. Is she turning into a Megan Kelly?

  • Howard and Coleen Bane

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    Great analysis of President Trumps speech! Thankful for who you are and for your daughter too!

  • Vanessa Rando Starns

    02/06/2019 01:41 PM

    I am so proud of our President! I'm going to continue to back him up with prayer. I pray we stop the shedding of innocent blood! Life begins at conception! May God bless our country! USA, USA, USA!

  • Deb harris

    02/06/2019 01:32 PM

    Thank you for giving us an honest perspective of the news in the events in this country. We watch your show faithfully and read your daily reports. It is so hard to know who else to believe. We praise God for your honesty and for your efforts. Please keep doing what you were doing.

  • Lisa Ford

    02/06/2019 01:06 PM

    Our President Trump was brilliant last night. My first thought was, he set the battlefield for 2020, in their house. And did it in such gentlman style, I am sure the Dems heads are still spinning. I think that the interesting stat would be, how many Americans cut the tv off or changed the channel, before the Dems spoke. We are fed up with their nonsense. But back to the speech, we can never forget those who fought for our freedoms & socialism/communism has no place in America. We are great! We are proud! We are free! And we are not ashamed of that!!!!

    Thanks Gov & thank your daughter Sarah. We love you & your family.
    God Bless!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    02/06/2019 01:01 PM

    Just a short one because you have a lot to read and they are all good comments!
    Loved President Trump as usual and what a job he did last night!
    You too, LOVED the way you spelled it all out! You should have a job in that White House along with Sarah! lol
    Thanks for sending these every day!