Did You Watch the State of The Union? Why or Why Not?

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"It's very selfish. And it got to a point where I really didn't want to look too much during the speech over to that side".

"Honestly, it was bad energy".

I was actually on a cruise ship with my wife on the other side of the world in the Tasman Sea between New Zealand and Australia. "Un-American. Somebody said, 'Treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not", he said to laughter. "Why not?" he said. "Why not? I mean they certainly didn't seem to love our country that much".

Ken Khachigian, who served as chief speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, gave Trump high marks.

"When Vladimir Putin does his yearly news conference, he generally demands applause and supplication from those in attendance, but it's beyond weird for an American president to demand the same from free-thinking citizens in a democratic republic", said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump didn't mean that Democrats were traitors, but stood by the larger point that Democrats were putting their hate for Trump over love of country. Many can remember the lack of appluse and enthusiasm House Speaker Paul Ryan would provide during President Obama's two terms.

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Every person he introduced during his speech told a story he wanted to tell, from the New Mexico policeman and his wife who adopted the baby of a heroin addict to the business owners who gave their employees bonuses because of Trump's income tax cuts. "Why not", Trump said to a laughing crowd.

As they headed out on Monday, the president and first lady chatted as they walked from the Oval Office to the helicopter that would take them to Joint Base Andrews for the flight to Ohio.

He continued later: "Applause signals approval of an idea, not loyalty to one's country". "That is not how democracy works". "You have them both", he said. The mere act of allegiance to the opposition political party is treason. But in identifying the event as an official one, the White House signaled that the taxpayer would pick up the tab. Splat! There goes another gang of Trump apologists.

During the campaign, Trump fans ridiculed concerns that he was undemocratic and prone to demonstrate an unhealthy affection for authoritarianism and autocratic leaders, most especially Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. But it's also the sort of thing that would have caused a freakout on the left if Bush had said it, and I don't think we're going to see a freakout this time. The same day, I received a ridiculous email from a reader who called the GOP "GOPigs", writing, "I hope you caught the lie fest last night and saw the nearly instant karma of the Trump train hitting a refuse truck. Lol".

The president delivered his remarks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nose-dived down more than 1,500 points before rebounding before the closing bell. Instead, he pointed to measures in the broader economy. Unsurprisingly, the repeated, vociferous ovations from fellow Republicans - including many instances in which Trump applauded himself - contrasted with silent disdain from most Democrats, their disapproving faces often visible on television and derided on Twitter by Trump sympathizers. Everything is coming back.

They want to be part of "A New American Moment".

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