The Morning Briefing: SOTU Reviews, Dems Deliver Funeral Vision of America and Much, Much More
Good Wednesday morning.
Here is what's on the President's agenda today:
- The President meets with the Vice President, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense
- Later, President Trump has a Tax reform meeting with American workers
- In the afternoon, the President meets with Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin
I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning. I stayed up later than I wanted for the SOTU festivities and slept through my alarm.
My hot take: I thought the speech was very positive and "pro-America." The President's guests at the speech were a great way to tell the story he wanted to tell. The Democrats looked like sour pusses and bitchy babies but that's no surprise since their political position is to sell misery and discord. Naturally, they revile the positive messages about America coming from the President. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) delivered the official response and was inexplicably put in front of a car which is a bad look for a Kennedy. Putting a rich white liberal from New England to respond to the SOTU is a funny way to win back the working class Americans that ditched the Dems in 2016, but whatever. The audience noticed he was slobbering or had abused his chapstick to the point of distraction. His response was dark and morose.
SOTU/SOTU after party reviews and hot takes