Why do we give Trump so much press. He asserts that Obama wire-tapped his offices in New York without giving any evidence (the limits of twitter). He then states that this is McCarthyism – he should know. His mentor and lawyer was council to Joe McCarthy. This is from a man whose political career is based on lies about Obama’s birthplace.
Trump did not check or choose to ignore the fact that the President does not have the authority to wire-tape private citizens. This looks like another attempt to create a diversion from the Russia-Trump Connection / Scandal.
Long on rhetoric short on specifics. The speech was clearly scripted. Looking more “presidential” but just a few hours earlier signing an executive order to gut clean water rules.
I watched this on public television. The talking heads there, sans one, gave Trump a thumbs up for it being a good speech. They must have had a special hearing filter. It is revealing to watch the speech with the sound turned off. The body language is revealing. Another source of straight information is tweets by Nicholas Kristof, My Take on Trump’s Address to Congress.
The Trump agenda is a disaster. He is going to kill people with heath care changes, the economy is going to suffer with his trade war and anti-immigration policies, the budget deficit is going to explode, and his national security and diplomacy actions are truly scary.
The Republicans support of Trump shows just how little Republicans care about the economy and our democracy. Their statesmanship is nonexistent.