President Trump gave a good, presidential speech tonight. It wasn’t Reagan. But it damn sure wasn’t The Donald of June 2015 either. He hit the right message, the right tone, and most importantly, exposed the Democrats as the party of hate.
Democrats behaved like petulant children by sitting and grimacing against public opinion, while Trump gave the most inclusive and bipartisan speech he’s ever made.
Here’s the list of things the Democrats hated, by my reckoning.
- Black History Month
- Fighting anti-Semitism
- Covering pre-existing conditions
- Rare disease survivors
- Medicaid support at the state level
- State lines (selling health insurance across them)
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- Accessible child care
- School education choice
- Law enforcement (they were forced to their feet on the second mention)
- Big, bold, daring things
After baiting the Democrats for 18 months, Trump turned the tables, extended his hand, and let them turn their shoulder from him, against public opinion. This won’t go over well for Democrats.
Nobody will remember what Trump said tonight. They’ll remember he was presidential. And they’ll remember how the Democrats reacted. That’s exactly what Trump intended.