On Tuesday, January 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Hundreds of top politicians, reporters, and honored guests joined the president and First Lady Melania at the U.S. Capitol for the event.
Leading up to the speech, there were several Democratic leaders who decided to boycott it. They claimed that President Trump would be furthering division through his speech. However, the overwhelming majority that listened to the speech actually felt the opposite- that the speech was unifying.
According to a CBS poll, President Trump’s speech had a 75% approval rate. Nine out of ten Republicans approved of the speech and said that it made them feel “proud,” while just under half of Democrats felt the same.
Besides a few policies that some Americans have differing opinions on, one of the main criticisms of the event wasn’t even about President Trump or his words. Rather, several people criticized First Lady Melania over her outfit choice.
Now, two days after the address, President Trump is finally speaking out about how it went and about the mostly positive press that is has received.
On Thursday morning, President Trump said, “Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!”
While President Trump claimed that there were more people watching his SOTU address than any other in history, recent reports are saying that the honor actually goes to George W. Bush, who had around 60 million. Regardless, the number of viewers was high, especially with the favorability rating it received.
President Trump also took Thursday morning to address the DACA progress, or rather lack thereof. He called out the Democratic representatives for not working quickly or working with Republicans to create a plan, something that was a major driving force in the recent government shutdown.
Below are his Tweets about DACA:
What do you think about President Trump's words, both in his recent tweets and at the State of the Union? Let us know! In other recent news, Tomi Lahren just responded to the criticism she received about Joe Kennedy III.