Anticipate Staff Biden (also called CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC/New York Instances) to supply the verbal equal of a standing ovation after Joe Biden delivers his first joint handle to Congress on Wednesday. However even when it doesn’t strategy the adoring coverage former President Barack Obama obtained, it is going to actually be friendlier than the throttling the press gave former President Donald Trump’s State of the Unions.
The next is a glance again (by way of the MRC’s archives) at how the media trashed Trump’s State of the Union speeches as “psychotically incoherent” tirades “filled with lies” and even “canine poop”:
No Means Trump Is Sensible Sufficient To Know These Large Phrases
“The way in which President Trump speaks extemporaneously, just isn’t the identical as what he stated tonight. It sounded, to me, and that is simply — I imply, I assumed it was — he sounded very presidential. This was a speech written by a school pupil for another person attempting to make use of massive phrases to impress that the one who is reciting it didn’t know the which means of the phrases. That’s the way it sounded.”
— Host Don Lemon discussing Trump’s handle to Congress on CNN Tonight, March 1, 2017.
How Dare Trump Utter These Taboo Phrases: “Church” “Household” “Navy”
Host George Stephanopoulos: “One factor is fairly clear, Jon. He didn’t unify that chamber tonight.”
Correspondent Jonathan Karl: “George, I’ve by no means seen something prefer it. Proper now, the Democrats have principally run for the exits. I imply, often when the President leaves, you continue to have members applauding. He didn’t unify this chamber, notably on the difficulty of immigration. Not a single Democratic applause on his immigration proposal.”
— Alternate throughout ABC Information stay protection of the State of the Union speech, January 30, 2018.
“Calling this a therapeutic speech is sort of like calling, happening a weight loss plan by ingesting a Weight loss program Coke and consuming a pizza. That’s as a lot of a therapeutic speech this was….”
— ABC Information political analyst Matthew Dowd throughout stay protection of the State of the Union speech, January 30, 2018.
“Church…household…police… army…the nationwide anthem…Trump attempting to name on all of the tropes of Nineteen Fifties-era nationalism. The objective of this speech seems to be to drive the normalization of Trump on the phrases of the bygone period his supporters are nostalgic for. #SOTU”
— January 30, 2018 tweet by MSNBC’s AM Pleasure host Pleasure Reid.
Trump “Actively Betraying the Nation”
“I don’t keep in mind a time whenever you would watch a State of the Union handle being delivered by a President who’s, I suppose you can say, actively betraying the nation.”
— Political analyst Ron Reagan Jr. on MSNBC’s stay protection of the State of the Union, January 31, 2018. (12:53am ET).
How Dare Trump Speak “Robust” About Legal Gang
Host Chris Matthews: “It virtually bought ugly. Very powerful about saying immigrants are principally killers. MS-13. Starting a dialogue about immigration in a rustic of immigrants with crime. And that was his approach of opening up the dialogue like I’m defending us from legal components. I assumed that bought very ugly about that time.”…
Political analyst Eugene Robinson: “I assumed he was demagogic on immigration. I imply, that’s when the speech bought type of darkish.”
— MSNBC’s stay protection of the State of the Union speech, January 31, 2018.
“Blood-Soaked” Speech Stuffed with “Hate and Lies” and “Canine Poop”
“How can anybody see this as a great speech? How can anybody see this as unifying when he’s spewing out lies to the American individuals?…That is an indignant, racist platform that has been surrounded by candy tales and World Battle II veterans.”
— Host Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, February 6, 2019.
“I noticed this as a psychotically incoherent speech with cookies and canine poop. He tries to place collectively in the identical speech these heat type issues about humanitarianism and caring about kids. On the identical time, he’s demonizing people who find themselves immigrants in a approach that was appalling.”
— CNN analyst Van Jones throughout CNN’s post-State of the Union protection, February 5, 2019.
“You’d assume after the longest shutdown he would possibly mood his language, however it was as blood soaked and lawless and fantastical when it comes to the relation to the reality as ever.”
— New York Instances columnist Frank Bruni on Comedy Central’s post-State of the Union handle version of The Each day Present with Trevor Noah, February 5, 2019.
Chuck’s Absurd Assertions
“[The State of the Union speech] is shaping as much as be an evening of absurdist theater….Absurd as a result of the President is seemingly going to behave like every thing is regular, regardless of a cracked up cupboard, regardless of his ongoing feud with the intel neighborhood, numerous investigations into him, his workers, his marketing campaign, his enterprise, and even now his inauguration.”
— Host Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s MTP Each day, February 5, 2019.
Hating Trump’s Honoring of Rush Limbaugh
“Sure the President had some heartwarming moments throughout this speech however he was additionally partaking in some deeply divisive rhetoric aimed toward immigrants, aimed toward Latinos. And whereas, sure, he was attempting to make attraction to the African-American neighborhood it may’t be forgotten he was awarding the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, who has a historical past of creating derogatory feedback about African-People.”
— Correspondent Jim Acosta on CNN’s post-State of the Union protection, February 4, 2020.
“Finger-In-the-Eye” to Democrats
“It [presenting Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom] was the President trolling the Democrats….Honoring Rush Limbaugh, in that second….to do it on the Home ground was positively a finger-in-the-eye of [Nancy] Pelosi, a finger-in-the-eye of the Democrats.”
— NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd throughout NBC Information post-State of the Union protection, February 4, 2020.