President Trump delivered the State of the Union (SOTU) speech this week to a joint session of Congress. From the very moment he entered the chamber, he was intentionally and publicly disrespected by the Speaker of the House.
I am 56 years old. I will be 57 on March 15.
In all my years on this earth, I recall the following:
Prior to a President entering the House of Representatives to give a SOTU speech, the Sergeant at arms of the House loudly announces "Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States."
Cheering erupts and the President makes his way to the podium.
As expected, that happened.
The applause continues until the President arrives at the Podium at which time the Speaker of the House bangs the gavel and says "The House will be in Order."
When the applause quiets, it is customary for the Speaker to say "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my high honor and distinct privilege to present, the President of the United States" at which time the applause erupts again.
THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN DURING THIS SOTU!
This year, President Trump merely began his speech once the applause quieted. It was an interesting moment. No acknowledgement from the Speaker of the House.
That was disrespectful. I think it was intentionally disrespectful.
If nothing else, Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed she has no class.
As the speech was delivered, her Party, the Democrats, also showed they have no class. They failed to applaud the lowest unemployment rates for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, in all of recorded history. They failed to applaud the arrest of literally thousands of Human Traffickers and Drug Dealers at our southern border. They failed to applaud - pretty much anything good the President talked about.
They are self-absorbed, self-important, grossly immature, whining, cry-babies.
They should be treated exactly as such.