The world until Wednesday morning knew that there might be a second side to what the President of the United States, Donald Trump says. However, to everyone’s utter surprise the usually brattish President delivered State of the Union Speech in a really polite tone, showcasing a side barely seen before.
Trump in his 82-minute address, renewed the calls for a wall on the Southern US border, and doing so he did not offer threats to declare a national emergency. Instead, the President spoke with the Dem. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and called for both the parties to “work together, compromise and reach a deal.”
“This is a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier—not just a simple concrete wall,” Trump said. “It will be deployed in the areas identified by border agents as having the greatest need,” he added to clarify his demand.
In his speech, Trump lionized the strength of his economy, besides subtly stating his great contributions that have made America great again. Nonetheless, his claim about the immigrants bringing “lethal drugs” and “savage” gangs inside the nation once again raised a lot of questions.
Further weaving on his notion of greatness, Trump mentioned that women had taken most jobs in the past year and even many seats in Congress. He also spoke of eradicating AIDS and curing childhood cancer, apart from offering a few more proposals for the healthcare department.
Each statement by Trump conveyed how America has accomplished new heights under his presidential term, and to top it all he was very polite while putting forth his demands. Everything in his speech was absolutely perfect, or maybe it just sounded that way.
A rational analysis done on his speech reveals three things. Firstly, the agenda of the Republican’s was to convey how the wall would solve it all. Secondly, after calling the longest shutdown, which lasted 35 days, the President’s approval rating slumped down to a new low, so he wanted an alternative. Thirdly and most importantly, he wanted to make it clear how immigrants are a financial burden on his nation, so his tone had to be polite, but with the same old demands.
Trump expressed border security as a “moral issue” and declared: “Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate—it is cruel.”
Notably, it is the President who needs to answer about illegal immigrants at this time. The President’s company, Trump National Golf Club, has reportedly fired at least 18 undocumented workers across his five golf courses in New Jersey, as reported by the Washington Post.
The decisions have come in the last two months, after the reports alleged that his company employed workers without a legal status. The wave of firing the workers thus raises questions about how Trump has himself employed undocumented workers, while showcasing to the world that they are the real problem.
On the other hand, Democrats have agreed to increase funding for the border security, but have scrapped building wall, stating it as an unnecessary move.
Trump’s polite tone was his agenda, which upon analysis fails drastically. Moreover, it may not be that directly conveyed in his speech, but the shutdown is still on cards and immigrants surely and clearly are a big financial burden according to the President.
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