Americans Very Pleased With Trump SOTU, But That’s Not How Media Reports It

In what must surely be a disappointing shock for liberals all over the country, the overwhelming majority of Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union speech were very pleased by what he had to say.

In fact, three out of four viewers approved of the speech, agreeing with Trump on big issues like immigration and foreign policy.

This, as you might imagine, left the mainstream media up in arms. Check out how they chose to report it all.

Both CNN and CBS News conducting their own surveys and found that more than three-quarters of viewers approved of Trump’s big speech — and both made sure to try to undercut the news.

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In a moment reported by Grabien, CNN Political Director David Chalian broke the news to the left-leaning outlet’s’ viewers that 76% of those who watched Trump’s speech approved of it. As CBS News will also make a point of doing, Chalian began by underscoring that more Republicans watched the speech than Democrats.

“So I just want to stress here for a state of the union address, the president’s president’s partisans, his supporters tend to turn out to watch the speech,” Chalian said on air Tuesday night. “This is true of a president of either party. Tonight we saw a heavily skewed Republican audience turn out to watch the president’s speech.”

After making sure to lead with that key point, Chalian finally got to the numbers: “But look at this. A very positive reaction from those who watched the speech tonight. 59% very positive. 17% somewhat positive. 23% negative. I want you to see that very positive number, how that compares to Donald Trump’s performances in the last couple of years when he has given a speech to a joint session of Congress like this. You’ll see that he was again at 59%. He was down at 48% very positive a year ago. Back when he first started the job and he addressed the Congress, he was at 57%. So he is back up. … This is a speech-watching audience that was more receptive this year than last year what they saw.”

Having publicly acknowledged something very positive for Trump, Chalian quickly found something negative to say about the speech. “Here’s the rub. Even this very favorable audience to Donald Trump does not believe his call for bipartisanship is going to meet with succes,” said Chalian. “Take a look. Will Donald Trump increase bipartisan cooperation? A majority of speech watchers, again, a heavily Republican audience, 53% say no. 39% say yes. So all that talk of bipartisanship seems to be being met by with the people who watch the speech by a healthy dose of skepticism …”

CBS must really be smarting by the fact that 30 percent of Democrats admitted they actually agreed with the president on the big picture issues. This is a pretty significant number when you really think about it.

The real amazing figure is the independents. Wow. Trump seems to be a big hit for folks who like to think for themselves, examine evidence, and draw their own conclusions.

This, in all honesty, is how we all should be. No politician should become a cult figure, but rather an average American held accountable by other Americans.

Let’s hope we see more of that in the coming days and less of the rock star politics.

Source: Daily Wire

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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