by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Donald J. Trump addressed the U.S. Congress for the first time as President Tuesday night.
And according to conservatives at FoxNews — even establishment types who opposed his candidacy — it was “one of the best speeches” by any president they had ever heard.
But it is the remarks of die-hard left-wing CNN host Van Jones that is giving Democrats absolute fits tonight, and major worries about 2018.
Jones, who has never missed an opportunity to slash Trump, especially with a generous application of the “race card,” unleashed some extraordinary praise on Trump’s big address after it ended.
But it was what Jones said after a clip of Trump directly addressing the sobbing widow of a Navy SEAL in the gallery, that is making huge waves across Twitter tonight, especially among liberals who refuse to even accept the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency:
“He became president of the United States in that moment. Period.”
— CNN (@CNN) March 1, 2017
“There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with him, to be fearful of him, to be mad of him, but that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics period,” Jones said on CNN.
“And for people who had been hoping he would become unifying, hoping that he might find someway to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment,” Jones said.
And Van saved the worst news for last…
“For people who have been hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should be a little bit worried tonight. Because that thing you just saw him do, if he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s going to be there for eight years.”
That’s how successful Trump’s speech was tonight. If he can keep this up, 2018 is looking pretty damn good.