President Trump takes on ‘radical left’ in defiant and dramatic State of the Union address; Nancy Pelosi rips up speech
President Trump hit it out of the park tonight, give the State Of The Union address to countless standing ovations, in sharp counterpoint to the glum, petty and bitter spirit of the Democrats in Congress still smarting from their loss in attempting to impeach the president. The president was filled with boundless optimism as he reeled off an impressive list of his accomplishments.
President Trump will be acquitted tomorrow by the Senate, and you can expect his re-election campaign to begin in earnest. The Democrats will sit and continue to stew in the stench of their combined failure at attempting to have the 2016 election overturned and Trump removed from office. For the moment, freedom still reigns throughout our great land, and the forces of good are still triumphing over evil and darkness. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripped up his speech celebrating a free, robust and prosperous America, and that tells you exactly how you need to vote come November.
Nancy Pelosi dramatically ripped up her copy of Trump’s speech on-camera.
FROM FOX NEWS: President Trump went on the offensive against socialism and left-wing policies during his third State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night, arguing that Democrats “want to take away your health care, take away your doctor, and abolish private insurance entirely,” while creating a “lure” for illegal immigration.
All but ignoring the historic impeachment drama that flanks this year’s address, Trump opted instead to publicly challenge Democrats on policy grounds while touting what he called the “blue-collar boom” in the country. The tensions over impeachment appeared to surface, however, as the president seemingly snubbed a handshake offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., while Republican lawmakers chanted, “Four more years!”
THEN, AT THE SPEECH’S CONCLUSION, PELOSI DRAMATICALLY RIPPED UP HER COPY OF TRUMP’S SPEECH ON-CAMERA.
The night was full of other dramatic, made-for-TV moments: Trump introduced a warfighter back from deployment to his shocked wife (which was not included in prepared remarks of the speech delivered in advance to reporters); awarded radio host Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the spot; issued an academic scholarship to a needy family; and introduced a surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen.
“AS WE WORK TO IMPROVE AMERICANS’ HEALTHCARE, THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTH CARE, TAKE AWAY YOUR DOCTOR, AND ABOLISH PRIVATE INSURANCE ENTIRELY,” TRUMP SAID. “ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO LAWMAKERS IN THIS ROOM HAVE ENDORSED LEGISLATION TO IMPOSE A SOCIALIST TAKEOVER OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, WIPING OUT THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS OF 180 MILLION AMERICANS. TO THOSE WATCHING AT HOME TONIGHT, I WANT YOU TO KNOW: WE WILL NEVER LET SOCIALISM DESTROY AMERICAN HEALTH CARE.”
He added: “Over 130 legislators in this chamber have endorsed legislation that would bankrupt our Nation by providing free taxpayer-funded healthcare to millions of illegal aliens, forcing taxpayers to subsidize free care for anyone in the world who unlawfully crosses our borders. These proposals would raid the Medicare benefits our seniors depend on, while acting as a powerful lure for illegal immigration.
Pelosi appeared to mouth “not true” as Trump said Democrats would pay illegal immigrants’ health care — although virtually all Democratic presidential contenders indicated they would support such a measure during a recent debate.
“THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER STATES — THEIR SYSTEMS ARE TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL, COSTING TAXPAYERS VAST AND UNAFFORDABLE AMOUNTS OF MONEY,” TRUMP CONTINUED. “IF FORCING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO PROVIDE UNLIMITED FREE HEALTHCARE TO ILLEGAL ALIENS SOUNDS FAIR TO YOU, THEN STAND WITH THE RADICAL LEFT. BUT IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD DEFEND AMERICAN PATIENTS AND AMERICAN SENIORS, THEN STAND WITH ME AND PASS LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT FREE GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS!”
The address comes one day before the Senate is slated to deliver its verdict in the impeachment trial that has divided the nation. Trump is widely expected to win acquittal. But he did not mention those proceedings directly in his speech.
Drawing some audible murmurs of disapproval from Democrats in the chamber, Trump repeatedly took aim at the Obama administration’s economic and foreign policies. “If we had not reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witness to America’s great economic success,” Trump said. “Under the last administration, more than 10 million people were added to the food stamp rolls. Under my administration, 7 million Americans have come off of food stamps, and 10 million people have been lifted off of welfare.”
As he did during the 2019 State of the Union, Trump again directly condemned socialism — and introduced a high-profile guest from embattled Venezuela.
“Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó,” Trump said. “Mr. President, please take this message back to your homeland. All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom! Socialism destroys nations. But always remember, freedom unifies the soul.” READ MORE