Trump And The State Of The Union Address

Love him or hate him or somewhere in-between, one has to admit that he has done a lot in two years.  Facts are facts.  The economy is stronger than it has been in many years.  He has gotten us out of some ill-advised agreements.  He has secured stronger financial participation by our “partners” in NATO. Employment for minorities and women is at a  high.  A full list would be extensive.

His second state of the union address was brilliantly crafted and brilliantly delivered.  It had something for everyone, even Pelosi’s white dress legion.  Speaking of Pelosi, what is with her mouth.  She acts like she is eating dog poop.  Then there were her poster boards of the speech that she made a big deal out of waving around, I guess to convince us that she was making sure that Trump stuck to the published script.  She couldn’t even figure out when to sit down.  Sad that such as she (and some others) get constantly elected by any party.

But, back to the speech.  I don’t know who wrote it (Presidents haven’t written their own speeches, probably since Lincoln), but he/she should get a raise.  Obviously, Trump had a lot of input into the meat of the message as it covered most of his hot buttons.  The event was masterfully staged even down to the persons Trump brought to the dance.  Each one had a purpose and supported a key point in the message and no one could turn a thumbs down on any one of them.

So, by now you are beginning to discount this article thinking that I’m simply a Trump supporter.  Am I?  Well, yes and no.  He was arguably the best of the lot we had to pick from.

However, he is often his own worst enemy.  He gets into fights with entertainers, petty politicians, and even irrelevant little media persons.  He needs to learn to pick his fights better.  Of course, his often bombastic attitude may be why much of the country likes him.  Many people are sick of the slick politicians and they thirst for someone who will rattle cages for a change, and Trump certainly does that.  One note of bad news with him though is he burns through people at an alarming rate.  It is impossible to get any continuity of policy when the top people are always in a revolving door on steroids.

In any case, he is President and he should be afforded the same respect and courtesy that goes with the position.  Probably no President has been so maligned as he since Lincoln, and some of them should have been.  It is my opinion that for the sake of the country, we should all try to work together to find workable solutions to our many problems.  If there was only one takeaway from the state of the union address, it was his plea for cooperation and healing.  Being against that is like being against apple pie and motherhood (though obviously, some liberals are anti-motherhood and pro-abortion).  Dr. Carson recently said in that regard, that he has operated on many infants still in the womb and they are real little people even to feeling pain, and aborting them is simply murder.

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Ken Vincent
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KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.


  1. Spot on, Ken. Every word you’ve written had articulated so we’ll the reality of the presidency and the State of the Union address. The speech writer(s) deserve medals and a raise. I can’t think of anything that would have improved it. Also to your point, I cringe at the petty tweets and picking fights like Jr. High. My belief is that God allowed this president and it doesn’t matter if you like him, hate him, or don’t care, while he is the president if you can’t respect the man, at least respect the position.

    p.s. Pelosi waved her posters because she has never gained authentic confidence from within. She still needs validation from people who claim to be influenced by her.

  2. Great analysis, but then again I’m looking for a solution to problems and rely on history to lead me down a path of success and not one of inevitable destruction. As an American who has lived from north to south and on both coasts of this great nation, I always applaud anyone no matter their race, religion, political affiliation or ideology that is seeking a better country, a stronger economy and a sense of security within our borders. Cudos to this President who doesn’t kowtow to the lobbyists or minions who look at a small slice of facts and are guided by the influence of the press, who weighs the desires of the American people and who sees where ideologies have failed again and again to stand for principles, morality and the innocent. Thank you for your words and for not being fearful to give your opinion.