We Saw a Different Man This Day


By: Matthew Melchor

On February 5, 2019, President Donald Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union Address days after temporarily ending the recent government shutdown. With only three weeks until the government shut down again, President Trump’s State of the Union address was important. After watching Trump speak, he received this message; his tone and bipartisanship while also recognizing the historic Congress before him was more presidential than Americans had ever seen him. Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, has shown she is willing to do anything possible to keep all support she has from the Democrats. Her disrespectful demeanor throughout Trump’s speech was apparent, occasionally receiving more attention than the President himself. Over the past few years, America has been more politically divided than ever, making every issue a partisan one. Nancy Pelosi had little support from the Democrats when running for the Speaker of the House position, most Democrats wanted a younger face taking the position. Pelosi needs more support in her own party, seeming to argue with every sentence Trump or any other Republican could muster up. Trump ran his presidency campaign on strong, conservative beliefs and values. With an ego in the White House unwilling to compromise and a Speaker looking for support through her own party, the next two years could be more divided than the last.