Very few are as critical of President Biden as much as former-President Trump, and while many of Trump’s complaints and criticisms of Biden are warranted, Trump made a shocking statement following the 2023 State of the Union address
“Look, he worked hard tonight, it’s not a natural thing for him, it never was, and never will be, but you’ve got to give him credit for trying. I disagree with him on most of his policies, but he put into words what he felt, and he ended up the evening far stronger than he began. Give him credit for that. Many things weren’t mentioned that should have been, but that’s for another time. I’ve done a little clip, perhaps you’d like to watch it. Good night everybody, and God Bless America!”
On Truth Social, despite having an overall critical approach to Biden throughout much of the beginning, Trump was aware that the speech wasn’t the train wreck many assumed it would be. Biden played well with the audience of other elected officials. Upon heckling, Biden turned around and gave it right back to his critics and laughed off many of the shots thrown at him in a way that was overall positively received by the country.
While this is no defense of Biden’s poor presidential performance up until this point, simply, his performance behind the microphone concluded in a way that left many viewed positively, and even Trump took notice of Biden appearing sharper than his typical senile average, following his live-tweeting (live-Truthing?) of the State of the Union.
However, following Biden’s State of the Union address, POTUS 45 gave what he described as “the real State of the Union.”
In a speech lasting just under 2 minutes, President Trump highlighted the failures Biden has pushed onto the United States, after Trump left the seat. He spoke on the border crisis, the drug crisis, the release of criminals back into society, spending, inflation, gas prices, and the absolution of corruption that is Biden and his presidency. Though he turned it all around at the end of the speech to say all of this can and will be reversed. He mentioned that his run for the presidency in 2024 is to finish the goal of making America great again.
In just the past two years under Biden, Trump stated that “millions and millions of illegal aliens from 160 different countries have stormed across our southern border.” This has created a number of issues. As with the illegals issues related to drugs have become even worse. Trump said the drug cartels are “racking in billions of dollars,” and poisoning our people and children.
He also talked about the crime rate, and how the murder rate is higher than it has ever been in our history. He mentioned criminals, even violent ones are being released and put back out onto the streets to commit more crimes.
In terms of money, Trump mentioned that Biden has caused the worst inflation in half a century. He has wasted billions of dollars, and ruined day-to-day living for Americans. By wasting billions of dollars and rising inflation, Biden has raised prices of just about everything, and then some. Even real wages are down, for the last 21 months in a row.
In the two-minute speech, Trump gave each of his points strongly. Not holding back or attempting to let Biden have a moment with his speech. Unlike the other Republican rebuttals and their attempt at giving hope for the future without discussing policies, Trump went in hard and didn’t let up. He verbalized exactly what Americans have been seeing in the country in the last two years all in a matter of 2 minutes – and he did so only to highlight a vision for the future. Having already announced his bid for 2024 he was able to hit on each issue that needs fixing, while promising to work on those to achieve a better future.
Trump also gave a play-by-play on his Truth Social account during the State of the Union last night, responding live on Truth Social throughout much of the event.