In what is probably the most strong willed, moving and hopeful inauguration speech of our lifetime, the leftist, liberal media is still trying to ignore the voice of Americans who supported the man who gave it. While most of us were cheering at home or the National Mall, talking heads on major networks were crying about how President Trump’s speech was divisive, crude, dark and radical.
Politico reports the leftist lamenting:
“Dark.” “Radical.” “Not strong.” “A call to arms.”
The television anchors, reporters and analysts covering President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech may have appeared on different networks, but they were united in their depictions of Trump’s speech.
“A speech that, in the early 1960s, gave us ‘ask not,’ today gave us ‘American carnage,’” said MSNBC anchor Brian Williams.
“One of the most radical inauguration speeches we’ve ever heard … Pure populism,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said.
“This was Donald Trump seizing power, in the sense that there is a new sheriff in town,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said. “The American carnage must stop right here, right now. … This was the speech of an insurgent, the leader of a revolt that has won and taken control of Washington.”
Even the more charitable descriptions of the speech noted the darkness of his rhetoric.
“I thought the speech was not poetic, but quite strong. It was very much Trump. While it wasn’t soaring he had many lines that were quite memorable,” said Fox News’ Brit Hume. “He painted this dark landscape of circumstances in this country, and promised to fix it all, basically.”
It looks like the left will never understand, or admit if they do, that the people who put Donald Trump in the Oval Office are not interested in a slippery slide into socialism, leftist rhetoric, and compromise with anything close to that.
It’s going to be a long four to eight years for them. And that’s good for us.