Thursday, March 2, 2017

President Trump Celebrates America, Statements That Scare The Left, Most Emotional Moment

By Gary L. Bauer

By almost every account, President Trump's speech was a success. Even some of Trump's most vociferous critics were impressed. For example:

  • Referring to Trump's tribute to Ryan Owens, CNN's Van Jones said, "He became president of the United States in that moment. Period. That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics. Period. . . If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he's going to be there for eight years."

  • MSNBC's Rachel Maddow grudgingly conceded, "This will be a very well-received speech for Donald Trump."

  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "I think this line of economic nationalism works. I think -- left, right and center -- I think people have a sense of righteous indignation. . . I thought it was a winner politically. I think it's probably the reason he was elected in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. It is winning the ticket. Economic nationalism."

    A snap poll by CNN confirmed the critics' observations.

  • 78% of those who watched President Trump's address said they had a "positive" reaction to it, with 57% saying they had a "very positive" reaction.

  • 69% said Trump's policies would move the country in the right direction.

  • 63% said Trump has the right priorities for the country.

  • 69% said the president's address made them feel "more optimistic" about the future of the country.