President Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech Transcript…

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Remarks as prepared for delivery
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans:

We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans.

Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one Nation.

The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.

Many of us campaigned on the same core promises: to defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers; to rebuild and revitalize our Nation’s infrastructure; to reduce the price of healthcare and prescription drugs; to create an immigration system that is safe, lawful, modern and secure; and to pursue a foreign policy that puts America’s interests first.

There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it. Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.

This year, America will recognize two important anniversaries that show us the majesty of America’s mission, and the power of American pride.

In June, we mark 75 years since the start of what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the Great Crusade — the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 15,000 young American men jumped from the sky, and 60,000 more stormed in from the sea, to save our civilization from tyranny. Here with us tonight are three of those heroes: Private First Class Joseph Reilly, Staff Sergeant Irving Locker, and Sergeant Herman Zeitchik. Gentlemen, we salute you.

In 2019, we also celebrate 50 years since brave young pilots flew a quarter of a million miles through space to plant the American flag on the face of the moon. Half a century later, we are joined by one of the Apollo 11 astronauts who planted that flag: Buzz Aldrin. This year, American astronauts will go back to space on American rockets.

In the 20th century, America saved freedom, transformed science, and redefined the middle class standard of living for the entire world to see. Now, we must step boldly and bravely into the next chapter of this great American adventure, and we must create a new standard of living for the 21st century. An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens is within our reach.

We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.

But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.

Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make.

We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.

Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness.

Over the last 2 years, my Administration has moved with urgency and historic speed to confront problems neglected by leaders of both parties over many decades.

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom — a boom that has rarely been seen before. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs — something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.

Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades, and growing for blue collar workers, who I promised to fight for, faster than anyone else. Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps. The United States economy is growing almost twice as fast today as when I took office, and we are considered far and away the hottest economy anywhere in the world. Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in our history –- 157 million.

We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit.

We virtually ended the estate, or death, tax on small businesses, ranches, and family farms.

We eliminated the very unpopular Obamacare individual mandate penalty — and to give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures, we passed right to try.

My Administration has cut more regulations in a short time than any other administration during its entire tenure. Companies are coming back to our country in large numbers thanks to historic reductions in taxes and regulations.

We have unleashed a revolution in American energy — the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.

After 24 months of rapid progress, our economy is the envy of the world, our military is the most powerful on earth, and America is winning each and every day. Members of Congress: the State of our Union is strong. Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before.

On Friday, it was announced that we added another 304,000 jobs last month alone — almost double what was expected. An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations.

If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!

We must be united at home to defeat our adversaries abroad.

This new era of cooperation can start with finally confirming the more than 300 highly qualified nominees who are still stuck in the Senate – some after years of waiting. The Senate has failed to act on these nominations, which is unfair to the nominees and to our country.

Now is the time for bipartisan action. Believe it or not, we have already proven that it is possible.

In the last Congress, both parties came together to pass unprecedented legislation to confront the opioid crisis, a sweeping new Farm Bill, historic VA reforms, and after four decades of rejection, we passed VA Accountability so we can finally terminate those who mistreat our wonderful veterans.

And just weeks ago, both parties united for groundbreaking criminal justice reform. Last year, I heard through friends the story of Alice Johnson. I was deeply moved. In 1997, Alice was sentenced to life in prison as a first-time non-violent drug offender. Over the next two decades, she became a prison minister, inspiring others to choose a better path. She had a big impact on that prison population — and far beyond.

Alice’s story underscores the disparities and unfairness that can exist in criminal sentencing — and the need to remedy this injustice. She served almost 22 years and had expected to be in prison for the rest of her life.

In June, I commuted Alice’s sentence — and she is here with us tonight. Alice, thank you for reminding us that we always have the power to shape our own destiny.

When I saw Alice’s beautiful family greet her at the prison gates, hugging and kissing and crying and laughing, I knew I did the right thing.

Inspired by stories like Alice’s, my Administration worked closely with members of both parties to sign the First Step Act into law. This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community. The First Step Act gives non-violent offenders the chance to re-enter society as productive, law-abiding citizens. Now, States across the country are following our lead. America is a Nation that believes in redemption.

We are also joined tonight by Matthew Charles from Tennessee. In 1996, at age 30, Matthew was sentenced to 35 years for selling drugs and related offenses. Over the next two decades, he completed more than 30 Bible studies, became a law clerk, and mentored fellow inmates. Now, Matthew is the very first person to be released from prison under the First Step Act. Matthew, on behalf of all Americans: welcome home.

As we have seen, when we are united, we can make astonishing strides for our country. Now, Republicans and Democrats must join forces again to confront an urgent national crisis.

The Congress has 10 days left to pass a bill that will fund our Government, protect our homeland, and secure our southern border.

Now is the time for the Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business.

As we speak, large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States. We have just heard that Mexican cities, in order to remove the illegal immigrants from their communities, are getting trucks and buses to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection. I have ordered another 3,750 troops to our southern border to prepare for the tremendous onslaught.

This is a moral issue. The lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety, security, and financial well‑being of all Americans. We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens. This includes our obligation to the millions of immigrants living here today, who followed the rules and respected our laws. Legal immigrants enrich our Nation and strengthen our society in countless ways. I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally.

Tonight, I am asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country.

No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.

Meanwhile, working class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal migration — reduced jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools and hospitals, increased crime, and a depleted social safety net.

Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate — it is cruel. One in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north. Smugglers use migrant children as human pawns to exploit our laws and gain access to our country.

Human traffickers and sex traffickers take advantage of the wide open areas between our ports of entry to smuggle thousands of young girls and women into the United States and to sell them into prostitution and modern-day slavery.

Tens of thousands of innocent Americans are killed by lethal drugs that cross our border and flood into our cities — including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.

The savage gang, MS-13, now operates in 20 different American States, and they almost all come through our southern border. Just yesterday, an MS-13 gang member was taken into custody for a fatal shooting on a subway platform in New York City. We are removing these gang members by the thousands, but until we secure our border they’re going to keep streaming back in.

Year after year, countless Americans are murdered by criminal illegal aliens.

I’ve gotten to know many wonderful Angel Moms, Dads, and families – no one should ever have to suffer the horrible heartache they have endured.

Here tonight is Debra Bissell. Just three weeks ago, Debra’s parents, Gerald and Sharon, were burglarized and shot to death in their Reno, Nevada, home by an illegal alien. They were in their eighties and are survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Also here tonight are Gerald and Sharon’s granddaughter, Heather, and great‑granddaughter, Madison.

To Debra, Heather, Madison, please stand: few can understand your pain. But I will never forget, and I will fight for the memory of Gerald and Sharon, that it should never happen again.

Not one more American life should be lost because our Nation failed to control its very dangerous border.

In the last 2 years, our brave ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens, including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.

We are joined tonight by one of those law enforcement heroes: ICE Special Agent Elvin Hernandez. When Elvin was a boy, he and his family legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. At the age of eight, Elvin told his dad he wanted to become a Special Agent. Today, he leads investigations into the scourge of international sex trafficking. Elvin says: “If I can make sure these young girls get their justice, I’ve done my job.” Thanks to his work and that of his colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from horror and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars in the last year.

Special Agent Hernandez, please stand: We will always support the brave men and women of Law Enforcement — and I pledge to you tonight that we will never abolish our heroes from ICE.

My Administration has sent to the Congress a commonsense proposal to end the crisis on our southern border.

It includes humanitarian assistance, more law enforcement, drug detection at our ports, closing loopholes that enable child smuggling, and plans for a new physical barrier, or wall, to secure the vast areas between our ports of entry. In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall — but the proper wall never got built. I’ll get it built.

This is a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier — not just a simple concrete wall. It will be deployed in the areas identified by border agents as having the greatest need, and as these agents will tell you, where walls go up, illegal crossings go way down.

San Diego used to have the most illegal border crossings in the country. In response, and at the request of San Diego residents and political leaders, a strong security wall was put in place. This powerful barrier almost completely ended illegal crossings.

The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our Nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.

Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let’s work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.

As we work to defend our people’s safety, we must also ensure our economic resurgence continues at a rapid pace.

No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the new jobs created in the last year. All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before — and exactly one century after the Congress passed the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before.

As part of our commitment to improving opportunity for women everywhere, this Thursday we are launching the first ever Government-wide initiative focused on economic empowerment for women in developing countries.

To build on our incredible economic success, one priority is paramount — reversing decades of calamitous trade policies.

We are now making it clear to China that after years of targeting our industries, and stealing our intellectual property, the theft of American jobs and wealth has come to an end.

Therefore, we recently imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods — and now our Treasury is receiving billions of dollars a month from a country that never gave us a dime. But I don’t blame China for taking advantage of us — I blame our leaders and representatives for allowing this travesty to happen. I have great respect for President Xi, and we are now working on a new trade deal with China. But it must include real, structural change to end unfair trade practices, reduce our chronic trade deficit, and protect American jobs.

Another historic trade blunder was the catastrophe known as NAFTA.

I have met the men and women of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire, and many other States whose dreams were shattered by NAFTA. For years, politicians promised them they would negotiate for a better deal. But no one ever tried — until now.

Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers: bringing back our manufacturing jobs, expanding American agriculture, protecting intellectual property, and ensuring that more cars are proudly stamped with four beautiful words: made in the USA.

Tonight, I am also asking you to pass the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, so that if another country places an unfair tariff on an American product, we can charge them the exact same tariff on the same product that they sell to us.

Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure.

I know that the Congress is eager to pass an infrastructure bill — and I am eager to work with you on legislation to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting edge industries of the future. This is not an option. This is a necessity.

The next major priority for me, and for all of us, should be to lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs — and to protect patients with pre-existing conditions.

Already, as a result of my Administration’s efforts, in 2018 drug prices experienced their single largest decline in 46 years.

But we must do more. It is unacceptable that Americans pay vastly more than people in other countries for the exact same drugs, often made in the exact same place. This is wrong, unfair, and together we can stop it.

I am asking the Congress to pass legislation that finally takes on the problem of global freeloading and delivers fairness and price transparency for American patients. We should also require drug companies, insurance companies, and hospitals to disclose real prices to foster competition and bring costs down.

No force in history has done more to advance the human condition than American freedom. In recent years we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Together, we will defeat AIDS in America.

Tonight, I am also asking you to join me in another fight that all Americans can get behind: the fight against childhood cancer.

Joining Melania in the gallery this evening is a very brave 10-year-old girl, Grace Eline. Every birthday since she was 4, Grace asked her friends to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She did not know that one day she might be a patient herself. Last year, Grace was diagnosed with brain cancer. Immediately, she began radiation treatment. At the same time, she rallied her community and raised more than $40,000 for the fight against cancer. When Grace completed treatment last fall, her doctors and nurses cheered with tears in their eyes as she hung up a poster that read: “Last Day of Chemo.” Grace — you are an inspiration to us all.

Many childhood cancers have not seen new therapies in decades. My budget will ask the Congress for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund this critical life-saving research.

To help support working parents, the time has come to pass school choice for America’s children. I am also proud to be the first President to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave — so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child.

There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.

The final part of my agenda is to protect America’s National Security.

Over the last 2 years, we have begun to fully rebuild the United States Military — with $700 billion last year and $716 billion this year. We are also getting other nations to pay their fair share. For years, the United States was being treated very unfairly by NATO — but now we have secured a $100 billion increase in defense spending from NATO allies.

As part of our military build-up, the United States is developing a state-of-the-art Missile Defense System.

Under my Administration, we will never apologize for advancing America’s interests.

For example, decades ago the United States entered into a treaty with Russia in which we agreed to limit and reduce our missile capabilities. While we followed the agreement to the letter, Russia repeatedly violated its terms. That is why I announced that the United States is officially withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF Treaty.

Perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement, adding China and others, or perhaps we can’t –- in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far.

As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Our hostages have come home, nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in 15 months. If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea with potentially millions of people killed. Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. And Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

Two weeks ago, the United States officially recognized the legitimate government of Venezuela, and its new interim President, Juan Guaido.

We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom — and we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair.

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence –- 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.

One of the most complex set of challenges we face is in the Middle East.

Our approach is based on principled realism — not discredited theories that have failed for decades to yield progress. For this reason, my Administration recognized the true capital of Israel — and proudly opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem.

Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years. In Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. We have spent more than $7 trillion in the Middle East.

As a candidate for President, I pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars.

When I took office, ISIS controlled more than 20,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria. Today, we have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty killers.

Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.

I have also accelerated our negotiations to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan. Our troops have fought with unmatched valor — and thanks to their bravery, we are now able to pursue a political solution to this long and bloody conflict.

In Afghanistan, my Administration is holding constructive talks with a number of Afghan groups, including the Taliban. As we make progress in these negotiations, we will be able to reduce our troop presence and focus on counter-terrorism. We do not know whether we will achieve an agreement — but we do know that after two decades of war, the hour has come to at least try for peace.

Above all, friend and foe alike must never doubt this Nation’s power and will to defend our people. Eighteen years ago, terrorists attacked the USS Cole — and last month American forces killed one of the leaders of the attack.

We are honored to be joined tonight by Tom Wibberley, whose son, Navy Seaman Craig Wibberley, was one of the 17 sailors we tragically lost. Tom: we vow to always remember the heroes of the USS Cole.

My Administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran.

To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I withdrew the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. And last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country.

We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people. We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.

Just months ago, 11 Jewish-Americans were viciously murdered in an anti-semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. SWAT Officer Timothy Matson raced into the gunfire and was shot seven times chasing down the killer. Timothy has just had his 12th surgery — but he made the trip to be here with us tonight. Officer Matson: we are forever grateful for your courage in the face of evil.

Tonight, we are also joined by Pittsburgh survivor Judah Samet. He arrived at the synagogue as the massacre began. But not only did Judah narrowly escape death last fall — more than seven decades ago, he narrowly survived the Nazi concentration camps. Today is Judah’s 81st birthday. Judah says he can still remember the exact moment, nearly 75 years ago, after 10 months in a concentration camp, when he and his family were put on a train, and told they were going to another camp. Suddenly the train screeched to a halt. A soldier appeared. Judah’s family braced for the worst. Then, his father cried out with joy: “It’s the Americans.”

A second Holocaust survivor who is here tonight, Joshua Kaufman, was a prisoner at Dachau Concentration Camp. He remembers watching through a hole in the wall of a cattle car as American soldiers rolled in with tanks. “To me,” Joshua recalls, “the American soldiers were proof that God exists, and they came down from the sky.”

I began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on D-Day in the Second World War. One of them was Herman Zeitchik. But there is more to Herman’s story. A year after he stormed the beaches of Normandy, Herman was one of those American soldiers who helped liberate Dachau. He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on earth. Almost 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are both together in the gallery tonight — seated side-by-side, here in the home of American freedom. Herman and Joshua: your presence this evening honors and uplifts our entire Nation.

When American soldiers set out beneath the dark skies over the English Channel in the early hours of D-Day, 1944, they were just young men of 18 and 19, hurtling on fragile landing craft toward the most momentous battle in the history of war.

They did not know if they would survive the hour. They did not know if they would grow old. But they knew that America had to prevail. Their cause was this Nation, and generations yet unborn.

Why did they do it? They did it for America — they did it for us.

Everything that has come since — our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress toward equality and justice — all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before.

Think of this Capitol — think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire.

Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary Nation in all of history.

What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?
I ask the men and women of this Congress: Look at the opportunities before us! Our most thrilling achievements are still ahead. Our most exciting journeys still await. Our biggest victories are still to come. We have not yet begun to dream.

We must choose whether we are defined by our differences — or whether we dare to transcend them.

We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance — or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.

This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots.

This is our future — our fate — and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness.

No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.

We must keep America first in our hearts. We must keep freedom alive in our souls. And we must always keep faith in America’s destiny — that one Nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world!

Thank you. God Bless You, God Bless America, and good night!

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417 Responses to President Trump 2019 State of the Union Speech Transcript…

    • Carson Napier says:

      Or maybe more specifically Insaneicide.

      Liked by 6 people

    • iswhatitis says:

      Can only hope he is right.

      I thought (and there was talk of) the same thing back in the 2018 election; and the Dems did not get routed like it sounded like they would.

      It is a nice thought to go to sleep with.. 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

      • skaebne says:

        The Republicans gained a significant edge in the Senate, which Donald Trump campaigned for heavily, because he understood the vital necessity for conservative judicial appointment.s Paul Ryan did nothing to get Republicans elected to the House — nothing — but the Democrats did: They overturned 17 Republican victories using truckloads of freshly minted ballots and lawfare.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      Good. Pass the popcorn.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sat0422 says:

      First they said he wasn’t “presidential’ then,
      They said he had connections to the “Russians” then,
      They said he paid off women who he had “sexual activities” with (LOL) then,
      They allowed every News outlet or Talking Heads program in America to “slander” him,
      and last,
      They have every person throughout the world believing that Americans, I mean ALL Americans hate him…..

      Well, will someone please put that 74% approval rating on a hot wire and send it to every country throughout the world. The majority of Americans know he is the greatest President since George Washington!

      The only thing he left out last night is that it is time for every drug addict, alcoholic, and hate filled American to rise up and clean up. That might help take care of the “Help Wanted” signs in our country as we continue to grow our robust economy. Face it, the man paid attention in Economic classes that most Americans have never heard of.

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      • B.A. Briggs says:

        Indeed, 45th-POTUS Donald J. Trump is the greatest President since 1st-POTUS George Washington!!!

        And thru these coupla greatest-POTUSes. . .along with 3rd-POTUS️ Thomas Jefferson, 16th-POTUS Abraham Lincoln, 26th-POTUS Theodore Roosevelt, 34th-POTUS Dwight Eisenhower & 40th-POTUS Ronald Reagan, our Almighty God YHWH has been omnipotently-showering unto our God-blessed United States of America His heavenly-gifts of human greatness like no other Nation in recorded-Earth’s-history had ever been so continuously-as-blessed, ever!!!

        Long live POTUS Donald Trump!!!

        And please. . .O God our Father-beloved in Heaven, pretty pleeease MAGA-bless our America forevermore!!! In the holy-name of Your Only-Begotten-Son Who is our Lord Brother Christ Jesus, to Thee I solemnly-pray. . .amen.

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      • vladdy says:

        Hey, don’t throw addicts and alcoholics in with the worst-of-the-worst — the hate-filled people. Not fair at all. BTW,that was a speech for the ages last night — the way it all came together in the end and stressed like no one else could that the whole protect borders, MAGA thing was not even for us, for the most part — it was what America had always done — passing on the country in as good a shape as it was given to them. It has ticked me off for a long time that people were so damn selfish they were not willing to do that just because right now they were feeling fashionably “offended.”

        See the left on twitter today? Poor losers pretending to be gloating winners, making a thing out of Pelosi clapping, saying things like “the kind of clap women give when men want praise for doing what they’re expected to do” — the usual bigoted, hate speech.

        Like

    • dalethorn says:

      Not a moment too soon!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. iswhatitis says:

    That’s My President! Excellent SOTU speech!

    As a show of my solidarity with President Trump and MAGA, tonight I made my monthly donation to https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ just minutes before the SOTU speech began.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. cmcallm says:

    What you saw on the other side was what bitterness, jealously and hate looks like. Someone recently told me that these three things will eat you alive inside and literally kill you. So true! Karma saw that!

    Liked by 5 people

    • dalethorn says:

      Back in the 1970’s, a friend told me that resentments and grudges were the greatest causes of cancer. The Democrat party is about to explode with cancers caused in large part by CNN and their fake news partners.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Hsssssss says:

        I think your friend was on to something — you can add heartbreak to that list as I personally know 3 people who experienced heartbreak in the worst way imaginable and developed cancer not long after and have all since passed away…I truly believe those things bring it out of dormancy

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  3. Dutchman says:

    Amazing how he truly reached out, in the spirit of bi-partisanship, and at the same time slapped down ‘resistance’, 4th term infanticide and sociolism, and the idiotic stance of open borders.

    A perfectly written and delivered speech, and Nancy must have had enough tranquilisers to stun an elephant!

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  4. warrprin1 says:

    Answer to the question regarding process for removal of Senate Majority Leader:
    Senate Republican Caucus is not obligated to retain the Majority Leader that was elected at start of the Congressional Session. The majority party caucus has discretion to remove elected Senate Leader at will, and to elect a new Majority Leader.

    This is not the correct thread for this post, but it was on this thread that I posed the question earlier this evening, and promised to return with a researched response. Apologies to Ad Rem and everyone posting solely about the extraordinary SOTU we all watched this evening.

    The current Majority Leader is poison to the MAGA Agenda, and to our POTUS.

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    • sat0422 says:

      At this point, it might be wise to honor this old saying: Keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer.
      Mitch can make commercials for a “Ditch Witch.”

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  5. Minnesota Man says:

    Is Nancy Pelosi suffering from Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)? TD is a side effect caused by neuroleptic drugs. TD causes uncontrolled or involuntary movements, like twitching, grimacing, and thrusting. Neuroleptic drugs include antipsychotic medications.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/tardive-dyskinesia

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  6. spoogels says:

    DEMOCRATS Cheer More For Themselves than War Heroes, Holocaust Survivors, Child Cancer Survivors, Jobs and Guy Who Landed on the Moon

    They were dancing & acting like they had just found the cure for bladder leakage.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/democrats-cheer-more-for-themselves-than-war-heroes-holocaust-survivors-child-cancer-survivors-jobs-and-guy-who-landed-on-the-moon/

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    • vladdy says:

      Impossible to miss. Their biggest applause was not even for family leave, but for themselves. These are not nice people. (I’m still ticked at my millionaire uncle-by-marriage sending an article accusing cons/trads of not being good Christians when he can’t say a word about infanticide — or pedophila in the church, for that matter. I notice, thought, he’s not leftist enough to want to spread those multi-millions around to the rest of the family, haha.

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  7. spoogels says:

    POLL STUNNERS: Both CBS and CNN Polls: 76 Percent of Viewers Approve President Trump’s State of the Union Speech; CBS: 72 Percent Approve His Immigration Ideas

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/poll-stunner-76-percent-of-viewers-approve-president-trumps-state-of-the-union-speech-72-percent-approve-his-immigration-ideas/

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  8. spoogels says:

    The State of the Border

    Two 16-year-old boys I spoke to just a few yards from the Rio Grande explained how they had been held for a number of days to work to pay their way and slept in a park in Reynosa at night.

    When I asked them about girls who were traveling and whether they were forced into sex, they shuffled around and said not the girls they were with but some they knew in groups behind them. Some say the cartel protects girls to encourage more “for good business,” but even so, a large number are abused.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/border-status-losing-control-enforcement-solutions/

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  9. spoogels says:

    WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: Democrats Wear White Gowns To SOTU In Wake Of Northam KKK Scandal

    Not a good choice!!!!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/wardrobe-malfunction-democrats-wear-white-gowns-to-sotu-in-wake-of-northam-kkk-scandal/

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  10. spoogels says:

    WTH? Stacey Abrams Opens Democrat SOTU Response By Wishing Everyone a Happy Lunar New Year?

    Is she 1/1024th Chinese???
    Or just a Lefty Loony Toon?
    Oh! That be raciss!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/wth-stacey-abrams-opened-democrat-sotu-response-by-wishing-everyone-a-happy-lunar-new-year/

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    • spoogels says:

      I mean, after all, it is the Year of the Pig

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    • Luke of the D says:

      What in the world is the lunar new year?

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        Luke… Is that a serious question?

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      • John Denney says:

        In a lunar calendar, a new moon marks the beginning of each month. I don’t know the Chinese means of synchronizing with the solar year, but the Hebrews have a final slack month of indeterminate days until the new year starts on the first new moon after the vernal equinox. Passover, on the 14th day of that lunar month, is then always on a full moon. Jesus was crucified on Passover (the Last Supper was a Seder), hence John the Baptist’s, “Behold the Lamb of God”; the phrase, “saved by the blood of the Lamb” applies to both Passover, where the death angel passed over houses with the blood of the lamb on the doorposts and lintel, and to the Christian faith, where the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, saves His followers from the wrath of God. Easter is therefore the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. This is why Passover and Easter have no fixed date on the Western solar based calendar.

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  11. Kent says:

    madam speaker, enemy of the people…

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  12. Vicky D'Andrea says:

    Attaboy Mr. President, my President!!!

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  13. spoogels says:

    QUEEN NANCY: Pence Has Simple Glass of Water – Pelosi Gets a Crystal Water Display at SOTU Address

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/queen-nancy-pence-has-simple-glass-of-water-pelosi-gets-a-crystal-water-display-at-sotu-address/

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  14. spoogels says:

    And Schumer reminds me of the Penguin in Batman Returns

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    • Kent says:

      …loik….

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    • Kent says:

      …something like thirty percent of women have had abortions…killed their own child..they desperately NEED to be absolved of their guilt and shame….in this world…

      they will always…ALWAYS……seek support and confirmation….

      sad but true….

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      • Kent says:

        …may their murdered offspring haunt their dreams and their life….

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        • Tereese says:

          Oh don’t say that Kent. Everyone at sometime in their life chooses “self” over others. Those women need to know they can be forgiven, so they can forgive themselves. Why do you think feminism is so rampant? We are dealing with millions of women who have done the unthinkable and turned themselves in to bitter, angry harden females, because of it. But I’ve seen miraculous changes in those who come to know forgiveness and then write to their aborted children asking for prayers to help them heal so they can love again. We need to pray for them, so they will not become so hard that they embrace infantacide…it won’t be easy for them or us. God Bless…PS the SOTU was so amazing – I really hope some of the left wakes up totally!

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    • prettyplease says:

      Schumer looks like the grandpa on the Munsters. Maybe he was thinking about lunch. Grandpa was a vampire.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      WOWZERS!!! That is SOME KINDA Resemblence!!!

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    • vladdy says:

      They have a lotta nerve, accusing Nick Sandman of the “smirk” with that crowd they’ve got, with maybe the top smirker of all time, BO.

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  15. Mike diamond says:

    I love President Trump!great speech! I thought Nancy was going to chew her own lips off,other than that I enjoyed watching the whole speech!

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  16. Derek Hagen says:

    There were chants of “USA, USA, USA’ at least 3 times. It was a Trump rally! Awesome – I really needed one.

    That was a master of a job.

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  17. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    God has blessed us with this imperfect man ,that could lead us to a perfect union of this Beautiful Republic.
    I wept with feelings of inspiration, pride and sometimes sadness for what we could have or might lose.

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  18. spoogels says:

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  19. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    The brilliance in the speech is not only in it’s literal content, but that it showcased figuratively the Enemy that is Progressivism and it’s roots in Socialism. Those who really don’t know what those models stand for were instructed tonight by a Master. You just can’t unsee what Pelosi and her minions did tonight, regardless of how she tried to temper them with her waving and suppresive gestures.

    This man is amazing.

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    • sat0422 says:

      I just have to say that when I was reading “who” wasn’t going to the speech, I was elated that Steve Cohen of Memphis would not be fouling the air with his body odor and his exhaled breath. Was he missed???? LOL and heck NO.

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  20. Cristy Carson says:

    That was the most AMAZING and AWE INSPIRING STOU I have heard from a President. Outstanding job President Trump you make me proud to beban American!!!! Democrats put aside your hate and quit with the WITCH HUNT!! TIME TO RISE UP AND JUST BE AMERICANS not a hatefilled political group wanting to destroy this nation!! #buildthewall#makeAmericagreat. #mypresident#onenationunderGOD. #OURPRESIDENTROCKEDIT##Democratsballisinyourcourt!!!!!! #CHECKMATE

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  21. wodiej says:

    I just watched this and my eyes are welling up with pride that we have this man who was chosen by God to lead our country. Yes, he is imperfect-we all are. But, he has an unbelievable amount of courage, stamina, and ability to put America back on the right track. Many don’t realize that other countries follow our lead. We must live with peace, prosperity, and responsibility, so that other countries and their people can find it too.

    The horrors are not just at our border. They are a way of life in many 3rd world countries. Let’s pray every day for our President and his lovely wife and First Lady, that we will all do our best every single day to be an example of light to help others out of the darkness.

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  22. B.A. Briggs says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY SCOTUS-JUSTICE RUTHLLESS BADDER GINSBURG FAILED IN HER SOTU-ATTENDANCE???

    Methinks that Pres. Trump’s opportunity to enseat his SCOTUS’ 3rd-Nominee is about to happen!

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  23. covfefe999 says:

    Someone last night said it seemed like Stacey Abrams didn’t even bother to watch President Trump’s SOTU speech. It appears that person was correct.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      The responses to Tapper’s tweet are interesting. Like this one:

      Lost all credibility with complaining about truckers, having to buy their own rigs. It’s almost like she doesn’t understand business.

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    • vladdy says:

      They sure don’t pick ’em for charisma..first the Kennedy kid…then Nancy and Chuck..and now Abrams? Geez, people!

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  24. hippielouie says:

    WUT!!!!!!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Keep it up Ann and you’ll lose the rest of your fans. I was out weeks ago.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Ann Coulter needs to retire and also to get her doctor to change her meds.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Blind no longer says:

      Whose side are you on Ann??? She’s done…never will come back from these comments. I think I will go out and buy one of those $3.50 books of hers just so I can use to light fireplace! Screw you Ann..you’re politically dead to many of us now! Choosing to be like Bill Kristol and Jeff Flake is always a losing proposition!

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      • Mac says:

        I liked some parts of it. Other parts I didn’t like that much. I don’t think it was the “lamest and sappiest” SOTU ever. President Trump is the Chief Executive of a country that is more divided than at any time since 1865. While I despise his opponents with every fiber of my being, I still recognize that he stands to get more of those uncommitted/independent voters by attempting to reach compromise than he will by going scorched earth on the leftists. From what I saw tonight, Pelosi would swallow cyanide gleefully before she would help President Trump accomplish anything that he wants to do. She has no intention whatsoever to compromise with him. Consequently, he loses nothing by making requests for it, while he gains with the uncommitted by appearing to be the voice of sweet reason.

        I DID NOT like having the criminals there. I don’t think that former criminals deserve applause in a State of the Union address. They committed crimes and hurt other people. The best they should be able to hope for is that people will forget what they did and let them move on rather than holding their crimes against them forever. That part of the speech was definitely time wasted. So were some of the spending promises, which were foolish in a nation $21 trillion in debt.

        On balance though, it was more beneficial than not and I am certain that those who saw it will come away thinking President Trump is a reasonable man, even if somewhat soft-hearted. Given that the rap on him is that he is cold and ruthless, this speech was great PR for him and the Republicans, if nothing else.

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        • dalethorn says:

          I loved every second, every word. Compromise politically? Sure, maybe. Compromise with evil, when “a long string of abuses and usurpations evinces a design to reduce the people under absolute despotism”? Never, ever. Death to Commies, as it should be with any disease that threatens the body’s health.

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    • Mark Newell says:

      I have blocked Ann now for months — Don’t miss her a bit.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Luke of the D says:

      Ann Coulter is a fence setter through and through. I do want to like her, but her squeamishness annoys the hell out of me. I do not follow her or listen to her any longer.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Bamalaker says:

      I unfollowed her months ago but last night after that tweet I blocked her.

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  25. “Then, his father cried out with joy: ‘It’s the Americans.'”

    I had to stop there, suddenly crying, to write my appreciation. I missed the speech.

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  26. Pokey says:

    Maybe this one will be okay. Great speech last night! Wish I had posted something to this affect last night. Guess I didn’t. Sheesh.

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  27. @ChicagoBri says:

    Sundance, I appreciate you posting the transcript. I refuse to watch SOTU addresses, as they make me lose respect for Congress, as our elected representatives respond as would trained seals. Plus, one can read a transcript in 5 minutes.

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    • Mac says:

      Good point. The continuous interruption with applause lines reminds me of Communist Party Congresses in the U.S.S.R. It’s ridiculous and demeaning.

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    • vista charlie says:

      Interesting. I noticed that Pelosi was giving signals to stand, clap, etc. I had not thought of trained seals, though. I was reminded of Pelosi having been raised as a catholic. (Stand, Kneel, Prayer, Sing). How can democrats say they support freedom of speech when they are led as automatons in public.

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  28. vista charlie says:

    Trump’s SOTU speech was jut about perfect. He even had the white clad representatives standing and clapping. SO my comment will be about the rebuttal. First a rebuttal should be about something said, in this case the SOTU address. What i heard was about 1/3 ME, ME, ME from Stacey Abrams. And the ME part was a lot about her parents and the things they did. She lost her election, it’s a bit early to start another election campaign. Another 1/3 was spent on democratic programs like obamacare that failed but were touted by her as great things. And the other 1/3 was a personal attack on Trump using may of the falsehoods fostered by democrats. SO basically the rebuttal was not a rebuttal because they would have a hard time arguing against statistics, results, a 10 year old cancer survivor, etc. Of course they could say socialism is really wonderful (for the political class) but that would not fly. GOD bless Trump.

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  29. Jay says:

    RB Ginsburg had surgery for early stage lung cancer in December. At 85 years old, I think this prohibited her from attending State of Union speech.

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