By Jon Dougherty
POTUS Donald Trump managed to expose Democrats’ party-first, America-last agenda during his State of the Union Address by pulling off their “mask” and “unifying” the country, according to Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
During her Wednesday program, the conservative pundit and author praised the president’s speech, which was favored by more than three-quarters of Americans who viewed it according to surveys, as a message of unity and “opportunity.”
POTUS also managed to reach the majority of Americans by “pulling off the mask of some of these naysayers and negativity purveyors” in the Democratic Party, she added, Lifezette reported.
“The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It’s the agenda of the American people,” the president said. “There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage, together, to seize it.”
“Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country,” the president added.
That said, most Democrats in attendance didn’t acknowledge the administration’s legitimate accomplishments that have benefitted all Americans, such as record-low unemployment across all demographics and ethnic groups.
“Last night the president did something few expected: He attempted to unify the country. He was even magnanimous toward his most hostile critics, giving the ghost gals — the throng of white-suited lefties — their due,” Ingraham said, adding that the Democratic women wore white to honor the suffragettes, according to Lifezette.
“What the State of the Union did was remind the American people of how much good the president has done over the last two years — he’s not perfect, but he’s done a lot of good things,” Ingraham said.
But the president’s address “vividly revealed the contrast between his vibrant policies that are very clear and the pale, colorless agenda of the Left,” Ingraham noted.
Now, Democrats are the party of “infanticide, open borders, drug legalization, racializing politics,” the “Green agenda and, for some, socialism,” Ingraham continued.
“The president may not have united Congress last night. But he unified many, I think, out there watching — the American people — by kind of pulling off the mask of some of these naysayers and negativity purveyors, the Democratic Party today, during that speech.”
Democrats oppose the president’s “common sense” policies, while liberals’ “petulance and the nastiness” will be “remembered well into 2020,” the Fox News host added.
Ari Fleischer, former President George W. Bush’s press secretary, condemned Democrats for refusing to stand and clap for Trump administration achievements that should be viewed as bipartisan.
“They wouldn’t even cheer when the president was talking about how unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanics, is at an all-time low … They wouldn’t applaud for that because of the bitterness of not being able to acknowledge that Donald Trump has led the economy in a good direction,” Fleischer said.
“He’s never had a chance with these Democrats no matter what he does,” he added.
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