Some thoughts ahead of President Trump’s address to Congress

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-Life President Donald Trump

Pro-Life President Donald Trump

A few thoughts before pro-life President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress since his inauguration and his first speech to the nation since his January 20th inaugural address.

Pro-abortion Democrats did not even wait until the election was over before raising the possibility of impeachment; they floated trial balloons on the off-chance he would defeat pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. So a hands-across-the-water approach to Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi is, as they say, likely a non-starter.

Having said that, where are we at?

The Democratic Party is in disarray, an inconvenient fact for the Johnny One-Note Media Establishment which focuses almost exclusively on divisions within the Republican Party and/or bad news (real and imaginary) about the President. However, it is worth remembering that while President Trump’s approval numbers have been in the 40s, they have moved up.

“Trump’s approval numbers among registered voters also hit a new high over the weekend, with 50 percent approving of his performance, compared with 45 percent who do not,” according to Eli Yokley, writing for the Morning Consult.

In addition, “According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, 56 percent of Americans think Trump is keeping the promises he made on the campaign trail,” Yokley wrote. “About a quarter (27 percent) of Americans said he is not.”

Moreover, while the day before the election, 71% said the country was on the wrong track, 57% do now. Not great, but a huge improvement in less than four months.

And, by the way, speaking of the Democratic congressional leadership, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 17% had a positive view of Schumer and 19% for Pelosi.

One other quick point, going back to the media hostility to President Trump. He isn’t the only one who thinks the media elite have their knives sharpened for him.

“A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 51% of Americans think the media have been ‘too critical’ in their coverage of President Trump,” according to Kyle Drennen. “That number was eight times larger than the 6% of the public who thought the press hadn’t been critical enough of the new administration. 41% said the news coverage has been objective.”

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