When Donald Trump first arrived to give his State of the Union Address his body language was confident and he appeared to be highly focused and even a bit somber. His smiles were guarded.
His aim during his presentation was to try to unite the nation and in many ways he succeeded. He used the word “WE” hundreds of times throughout his speech. He was determined in his speech to let the world know that it is not about one side over the other , but that it was all inclusive. He made this point several times during his address.
Whether or not you support or like Trump, objectively speaking , his delivery was highly effective. He hyper articulated key points he wanted to make and spoke at at pace where it was easy to process all that he was saying. in order to understand exactly what he was trying to say.
There was also some vocal defiance where he stuck out his jaw in an aggressive body language move when addressing controversial issues and seemed to address his opponents personally. He even jutted his lower jaw forward as he made these significant points indicating that there was serious conviction behind what he was saying.
He not only showed a lot of passion in his delivery but demonstrated a great deal of compassion and sensitivity, something we have not seen in the past. The story he told about the officer who adapted the baby was done with a great deal of emotion as reflected in his inflection pattern. He also appeared emotional when discussing Otto Warmbier and made a pledge at the end of his speech to handle North Korea in the American way to honor the student who was unjustly accused and brutally abused on North Korean soil
The most disturbing aspect of the SOTU address was the rudeness and poor attitudes by certain Democrats who came in to the room with a nasty attitude and sour facial expression to begin with and who didn’t even stand or even applaud for issues that were for everyone.
When she spoke about working together and serving the people the nastiest of expressions was on Nancy Pelosi who was a sourpuss throughout the entire speech.
.When Trump spoke about working together and serving the people the nastiest of expressions was on Nancy Pelosi who was a sourpuss throughout the entire speech.
The same was true for Chuck Schumer. It reflected that these individuals seems to be blocked from even considering working together.
This genuine lack of respect for the office of the Presidency was a turn off to the public . No matter what side you or on Democrat or Republican the genuine display of rudeness will no doubt cost many of these lawmakers in their own elections as it will not sit well with the public.
When Trump made a positive and beneficial statement that Black employment was up and the entire Black Caucus sat the stone faced, it did not sit well with many.
The fact that Ruth Bader Ginsberg didn’t show up is a travesty and makes one question her abilities to be on the Supreme Court which is supposed to be non partisan.
The fact that congressman Luis Gutierrz walked out in the middle of the speech showed extreme rudeness and distaste. It was unacceptable
The meanness and hatred of many of these congressmen and Senators showed during Trump’s speech was not a good role model for the country and contributed to the divisiveness in the country, While we can agree to disagree this level of toxic vehemence was uncalled for and did turn people off in their own party.
When the speech ended and Trump shook hands he was a bit somber> there was no doubt he felt the hostility in the audience from his opposition. The bottom line is that his opposition didn’t even give him a chance to hear what he had to say. He said many things that would be beneficial to them as well, yet they sat stone faced and non reactive. They didn’t clap for things that all people should clap for like working together.
Melania was regal in her posture and demeanor. When she entered she was very careful to walk down the stairs very slowly. When she spoke to some of he guests before the speech she showed warmth towards them. The press made a big deal about her arriving my herself in a separate motorcade and speculated that it has something to due with the stripper’s alleged affair with Trump. In my view this was nonsense since all First Ladies arrive first and are their well before the President arrives. CNN reported that she wore white to protest her husband which is more absurd. And this is why CNN is so despised and now regarded as fake news