September 25, 2023

Trump just put his State of the Union Address insecurities on full display in sad tweet

President Trump is set to deliver his second State of the Union Address to Congress tonight, and it’s sure to be to be an utter mess. Expect plenty of his trademark rambling and a hefty dose of racism. The wasteful border wall that he so desperately desires and almost definitely will never get is sure to play a part in the speech. Presumably, there will be plenty of unearned boasting. What is absolutely certain is that the address will change nothing.

This man is incapable of uniting this country and even the best case scenario, one in which he suppresses his worst instincts and actually attempts to comport himself like a statesman, he’ll slide back into his crude and divisive ways tomorrow the moment he rolls out of bed and logs onto to Twitter.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has already made remarks on the pending address, and pointed out that despite what Trump says tonight, the reality under his presidency is that middle class has been betrayed and our healthcare system is in shambles. No speech can change the simple facts on the ground, and the simple facts are that Trump has proven to be an utterly incompetent president.

It was only a matter of time before Trump responded in his customarily nasty fashion. He alleged that Schumer is “upset” that the Democrats didn’t take control of the Senate during the most recent midterms, this despite the fact that the math and electoral map made a Democratic takeover this cycle very unlikely.

In a reflection of this president’s supreme self absorption, Trump’s reply shows no indication of thought that Schumer might be referring not to the president’s speech but to the actual state of the union Trump ostensibly leads. Indeed he seems to have taken offense that the Senate Minority Leader would criticize the speech without hearing it without picking up on the not so subtle clues that Schumer was speaking to something far greater: the dire state of Americans struggling during his tyrannical presidency.

Trump mocked the money Democrats spent on their races, before complaining that the media failed to give Republicans enough credit for holding the Senate. Of course, the reason the media didn’t fawn over the GOP’s ability to hold the Senate was that overall, the midterms were a huge disaster for Republicans that resulted in a record number of House seats flipping. There was indeed a blue wave and it was all backlash against the president.

At its most basic level, the tweet is a demonstration if Trump’s crippling insecurities. Rather than focusing on preparing for his address, something that most president’s take extremely seriously, he’s slinging digital mud and complaining about media coverage. It’s not the behavior of a mature or stable man.

He can talk all the childish trash on Twitter he wants, but the American people are rejecting him as their leader more and more every day. The State of Union can and will not save him.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.