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How Was Trump’s Joint Address Received?

How Was Trump’s Joint Address Received?

“one of the most extraordinary moments we have ever seen in American politics”

Trump’s first joint session congressional address was well received by viewers. A CNN poll found 78% of respondents viewed Trump’s speech favorably.

Political pundits from across the spectrum are weighing in and reactions didn’t fall cleanly down the party line, either.

Take Van Jones for example:

Jones called Trump’s tribute to a fallen Navy SEAL “one of the most extraordinary moments we have ever seen in American politics — period.”

Chris Wallace:

Wallace likened Trump’s speech to Reagan calling it, “one of the best speeches in that Senate I’ve ever heard any president give.”

Rachel Maddow:

No big surprise here. Maddow suggested Trump was disconnected from his own policies.

James Joyner:

Sen. Bernie Sanders:

Sen. Sanders decided the best way to rebut Trump’s speech was to focus on what he didn’t say.


Not sure how he figures this seeing as Trump repeatedly called for unity and his speech had a little something for everyone — a massive infrastructure spending plan, paid family leave, Obamacare reform, etc.


Larry Elder:

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Trump’s speech did not reach out to those who are not on his side.. A real President tries to assuage the other side.

Translation: He didn’t promise to give Democrat voters a lot of free stuff!

Just goes to show, Haters gonna Hate.

Chris Wallace likened Trump’s speech to Reagan calling it, “one of the best speeches in that Senate I’ve ever heard any president give.”

Somebody is a bit confused here … the speech was given in the House chamber.

    Neo in reply to Neo. | March 1, 2017 at 11:21 am

    The video has it as “one of the best speeches in that setting I’ve ever heard any president give.”

Perhaps the meeeeja should ask why Democrats hate Americans having jobs?

buckeyeminuteman | March 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

If you haven’t watched this yet, you really are missing out. Literally the best presidential speech I have ever seen. Very atypical from what we have seen from Trump thus far.

Now, let’s hope Ryan and McConnell remember whose side they are supposed to be on and start following through on all the promises the GOP has laid out over the past 6 years.

    I couldn’t watch last night, but I read the transcript this morning and was blown away by how great it was. What a change after having a President who spent eight years just lecturing us about his self serving vision of so-called fairness and values at every opportunity.

      murkyv in reply to tyates. | March 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      You should watch it if you get a chance.

      His delivery was very very well done.

      He’s taking to using TOTUS now quite well.

Losers just can’t help themselves, continuing to demand the winner do what the losers want. You know, the way Obama did (“I won.”).

Good old Crazy Uncle Bernie.

Somebody needs to wheel him out of his office and sit him in the sun. He’s been staring at the blank wall again and it shows his mind is slipping.

This is labeled as “Brilliant?” The Progressives are going nuts, and need to be committed (but we already knew that).

Come ON. He spends the first 5 minutes going on and on about Progressive wish-list items which the Voter just ABSOLUTELY rejectded. Nobody except the ultra-proglodytes actually believes in Sander’s items (SSI/Medicaid, Citizen’s United, Climate Change, criminal justice reform, free college/student debt: It’s ALL B/S).

Let’s hope that they stay nuts.

The biggest thing I take from his speech is the 78% approval of his speech.
IF the American people buy into any Presidents hopes and goals as something they want to attempt to attain, there is nothing that America cannot accomplish.

Trump said the same thing he’s been saying for the past year.