The speech we didn’t hear

Contrary to our (low) expectations, many cable TV talking heads avoided exaggerated gushing over President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Even for the most starry- eyed optimist squinting to see flashes of “presidential” temperament, it was hard to spot anything to praise among the nonfacts, the immigrant-bashing and the self-congratulations for trends begun before his presidency.

The speech was mean, boring and laughable - and certainly not presidential.


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