The First Address

Opinion – Dakota Student President Trump proved himself to be the champion America needs on Tuesday night, as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. Glum Democrats sat on their hands while Republicans praised Trump for keeping his campaign promises — promises that won him the presidency.After five weeks of back-and-forth with the Washington establishment, Trump seized the opportunity to establish his presidential posture and to accept the tradition that defines and dignifies the presidency.  The speech was an outstanding opportunity to set a positive tone to the Trump administration following a number of weeks of vehement opposition.
Trump’s demeanor was cool, calm and collected during the speech, and I felt optimistic for America’s future upon its conclusion. Despite the deep ideological divide between parties, Trump was able to preach his policies to an audience dedicated to a positive future for all Americans.
According to a CNN/ORC poll of speech-watchers, President Trump’s first address to Congress was met with positive regard. CNN reports, “Overall, about 7-in-10 said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.”
Whether or not the audience approved of President Trump himself, is a completely different story. This was particularly obvious in the chosen apparel by many Democratic women. A number of the 66 Democratic women who make up the House Democratic Women’s Working Group wore white clothing, commemorating the women’s rights movement in the early 1900s.
“Tonight, our Democratic #WomenWearWhite in support of women’s rights — in spite of a @POTUS who doesn’t!” Nancy Pelosi tweeted on Tuesday. CNN reported that the members wearing white showed support for Planned Parenthood, affordable health care, reproductive rights, equal pay, paid leave, affordable child care and “lives free from fear and violence.”
While the efforts of the Democratic women were admirable, I don’t think the President’s …


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