Hate of the union

Emily Cosio, News Editor

President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union Address, organizing his accomplishments and plans for a sensational speech. Trump’s rhetoric, without a doubt, led to his nearly perfect approval rating, 97 percent of the Republican party. Not surprisingly, 82 percent of people registered as Independent also approved of the address. However, the speech only received a 30 percent approval rate from Democrats. With very few flaws, this number should have been greater, but because of the man delivering it, the speech was wrongfully criticized.

Trump had a spectacular gallery, a prime example for several of his discussion points. Topics included budgeting money for childhood cancer research and medical transparency, topics that both parties support. Even with conservative plans, Trump kept everything clear and concise. At this point in his presidency, Trump undergoes constant scrutiny, from both sides. If anyone else but Trump delivered this speech, it would have enjoyed an overwhelming amount of praise. In its entirety, it was a solid, informative, and entertaining address to the States. If Obama gave that exact speech four years ago, he would have been greatly applauded for his performance and his future plans.

The people of the country need to realize the trustworthiness of our president. In the opening of the State of the Union Address, Trump established many of his accomplishments. The most emphasized, and the most impressive for that matter, was the increased number of jobs. Since being elected, Trump’s economy has created  5.3 million jobs. A notable 5 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps. With “the hottest economy in the world”, one would think that the president has done a pretty good job in his first couple of years leading the country.

Trump promised more jobs, border safety, demanding money from countries, and these guarantees have been kept. So when the president says he is going to do even more for the country, by “bringing issues to reality”, there is no reason not to believe him. People like to use their assumptions and the false information that they receive to hate against Trump. Of course he is not perfect, no person is, but Trump should be judged and evaluated based on his job as a president. People need to look past the misinformation, and solely assess Trump on what he has and has not done.

No matter what would have been said, Trump’s opponents would have found to cause for an uproar. Regardless of his accomplishments or promises to better the United States, his critics want to think the worst. Every one of his actions are criticized and held to an impossible standard. For all of the scrutiny and evaluations that the president undergoes, it is remarkable that he even is able to run the country, let alone achieve everything that he has. No president in the modern era has received the amount of hate, from both parties, that Trump faces everyday.

Instead of holding the leader of our country to an unattainable ideals, let’s keep an open and positive mind for the rest of his presidency. For million of Americans, Trump has created a better and safer country. It is quite possible that the president could accomplish all that he promised in the State of the Union if he had more support and less hate.