In his first State of the Union speech, President Trump did exactly what he needed to: He gave a magnificent speech that was nothing short of a home run. At some point the rest of the world is going to realize Trump can give these speeches and hit them out of the park.
He took his victory lap, touting the success of the recent tax bill, talking about the three million Americans who have received bonuses from almost 300 companies, and all of that in roughly the first month of the tax bill being enacted.
In response to this, and to most of Trump’s speech, Democrats looked like sullen little kids being chastised by the adult in the room. They looked thoroughly truculent last night, sneering and scowling at the idea of American workers getting more money in their pockets.