With one year in office under his belt, President Trump has presided over a nation that has remained divided more than ever.
The factions have either steadfastly opposed the Trump administration or supported the Trump administration wholeheartedly based on their disdain or love of the man in the Oval Office.
The Democrats established that they would be the voice of the opposition after calling for impeachment precedings prior to Donald Trump even taking office. It was clear, early on, that they would oppose anything and everything that Donald Trump sought to accomplish.
Within the media, there were networks that seemed completely devoted to undermining the president. CNN, for example, ran an anti-Trump “bombshell” story about how many sodas the president consumed on a daily basis, completely leaving their viewers in the dark about an actual terrorist who was trying to detonate a bomb on the New York Subway. CNN’s other “breaking news stories” included how many scoops of ice cream the president had and multiple anonymous sources whose Anti-Trump information turned out to be false and unreliable.
President Trump also faced opposition among his own party, with Republicans ignoring their own campaign promises and the will of their constituents in an attempt to throw a wrench in the progress that Trump was making. John McCain did this, in the summer of 2017, when he gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Yet through all of the negativity that the 45th President of the United States has faced, his support base has remained solidly behind him, and seems to be growing. The Mainstream Media would have you think that Trump’s support is dwindling, citing their own polling data. However, numerous polls have been called into question, over the last year, for over-sampling Democrats. In addition, the 2016 presidential election demonstrated just how accurate the pollsters are.
Some things to watch for during this State of the Union Address:
Foreign policies: Updates on the situation with North Korea and the terrorist organization known as ISIS. The results of pulling the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Paris Accords.
Domestic policies: The rolling back of thousands of regulations as well as Obama-era policies and executive orders. An update on the southern border wall situation, and ICE’s efforts to capture illegal aliens, who are committing crimes in the country, and process them for deportation.
Economic new: Since taking office, the United States’ economy has soared to record highs and Trump’s tax plan has resulted in business growth and bonuses and raises for tens of thousands of employees across the nation. Unemployment has dropped, consumer confidence has risen, and every indication seems to point to the fact that the recession that began at the end of the George W. Bush administration, and lasted throughout the Obama years, is finally over.