Liberals were, predictably, upset with President Trump’s State of the Union Address. While Trump’ message resonated with many, Democrats lawmakers decided to spend their time, both before, and after the address, attacking Trump.
The formal Democratic response was given by Stacey Abrams, who recently ran for Governor of Georgia. Despite Abrams criticizing President Trump, on multiple issues, she angered many on the left for not wanting the President to fail. Liberal, talk show host, Joy Behar said the following about Abrams response.
So she says she doesn’t want the president to fail and when she said that I thought, I wonder how many Democrats agree with that. Because to me if the country is failing because he’s so awful, then I want him to fail too.
Then there was Senator, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who decided to give his own, separate,response to Trump. Senator Sanders, who represents the state of Vermont, which this week suffered some of its coldest temperatures in years, due to the Polar Vortex that blanketed much of the country, lamented Trump for not mentioning global warming in his speech.
How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention—not one word—about climate change
Before the address even took place, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who recently announced she would seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2020, delivered a speech on Facebook Live, saying the following
If last year’s remarks are any guide, we’re in store not for a speech that’ll seek to draw us together as Americans, but one that seeks to score political points by driving us apart