A uniquely depressing State of the Union
This opinion in the Washington Post was classified as a view from the left because it included the following types of arguments:
- Despite promises of a unifying, bipartisan State of the Union address, President Trump delivered a campaign-like speech employing his typical rhetoric to assert Republican agendas.
- Trump created more disunity than unity by provoking partisan animosity with his boasts about repealing the individual mandate, criticism of black NFL players who take a knee during the anthem, and suggestion that “dreamers” are not real Americans.
- Last night’s address was the most disheartening State of the Union in the past several decades, and the most discouraging factor was the hypocritical applause from Republicans in response to false statements from the president.