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A metric ton of news is coming in today from President Trump’s State of the Union address. The historic and powerful speech was watched by millions in America and around the world. Our Commander in Chief touted his milestone successes in office, while laying out America’s most crucial needs. Republicans cheered his words. Democrats sat in silence. Liberal news outlets were quick to poll viewers for their reactions. They quickly regretted it.

Over the next few days, you will hear from “experts” who will try to pick apart the president’s speech. These know-it-alls will try to explain to you want he really meant. It’s pretty plain to me. Trump has scored major wins for our country, from the economy to national security. And he pulled no punches when he made his future agenda clear.

Not to mention more than a few heartfelt moments when he honored some incredible people.

Over the course of his speech, he was frequently interrupted by standing ovations. Pretty common. The president’s party is often quick to cheer when he brings up a big victory or makes a powerful point. This year, it was interesting to note that more than a few times, Democrats stood up and cheered. The people who call themselves “the Resistance” (like the watered-down characters in the new Star Wars movies), were actually impressed by much of what the president said.

At one point, the white-clad feminists in the House actually stood when Trump declared there are more women employed in the U.S. than ever in our history. He pointed to them and said, “You weren’t supposed to do that!” It’s pretty ironic that they were celebrating this achievement—made possible by Trump’s economic policies and focus on helping women and working mothers.

But, among the high points, leftists found ways to complain. Perhaps one of the most notable was, of course, CNN. They were shocked, utterly shocked, President Trump did not mention climate change. Not even once!

During CNN’s State of the Union coverage on Tuesday, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King stated that President Trump failing to mention climate change during the State of the Union is “a disgrace.”

“…You could have a debate about what to do about it, but he’s — that the president of the United States, at this moment in the world, did not mention climate change in even a sentence, is just frankly, a disgrace.” [Source: Breitbart]

Sorry, King. Like most of America, Donald Trump isn’t running for the hills over climate alarmism. Only left-wing radicals still hold to the foolish notion that the world is going to end over climate change. Or did King not have to put on long underwear during last week’s Polar Vortex?

The notion of pushing climate change to expand government regulation and hamper our economy is not a part of Trump’s America First agenda.

One of the more poignant moments was when Trump marked the upcoming 75th anniversary of “the Great Crusade.” He called out three surviving WWII veterans. These three men actually stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

In June, we mark 75 years since the start of what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the Great Crusade — the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II.

On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, fifteen thousand young American men jumped from the sky and sixty thousand more stormed in from the sea, to save our civilization from tyranny.

Here with us tonight are three of those heroes:

Private First Class Joseph Reilly,

Staff Sergeant Irving Locker, and

Sergeant Herman Zeitchik.

Gentlemen, we salute you. [Source: Yahoo]

The entire House stood and applauded these men. As someone who’s grandfathers both served in WII—and are now gone—this was a particularly special moment for me. I’m sure it was the same for you and many other Americans.

In fact, Trump went back to these three men, thanking them again for especially liberating Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust. One of those survivors was also in attendance.

I began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on D-Day in the Second World War.

One of them was Herman Zeitchick.

But there is more to Herman’s story.

A year after he stormed the Beaches of Normandy, Herman was one of those American Soldiers who helped liberate Dachau.

He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on earth.

Almost 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are both together in the gallery tonight –seated side-by-side, here in the home of American Freedom. [Source: Yahoo]

These are powerful moments which, sadly, won’t be possible in a few years. Most of the generation who served in WII are gone. Having the opportunity to honor those still alive is rare and should be cherished.

It seems like most Americans who witnesses these wonderful moments agree with me. Both CNN and CBS polled their audience for their reaction to the president’s speech. Their worst fears were realized, when an overwhelming majority of viewers approved of his SOTU.

Three out of four viewers approved of the speech, with about the same number agreeing with Trump on his big ticket items, including immigration and foreign policy…

CNN Political Director David Chalian broke the news to the left-leaning outlet’s’ viewers that 76% of those who watched Trump’s speech approved of it…

After interviewing 1,472 viewers, CBS News revealed that 76% of those who watched approved of the speech, with just 24 percent disapproving. [Source: The Daily Wire]

Both CNN and CBS tried to downplay these incredible numbers, claiming that most of the viewers were Republican. M-kay. Even so, a large portion of Democrats had to approve, to get over 75%. That strongly suggests that after two years of winning, with Democrats in D.C. doing nothing but obstructing, regular Americans are leaning in Trump’s favor.

What’s particularly important is that the polls also found viewers supported Trump’s biggest goals. They agreed with the need for immigration reform, that we face a crisis on the border, and they wanted Trump to bring troops back from the Middle East.

Keep in mind, these were regular viewers of liberal outlets CNN and CBS. This wasn’t Fox News or another conservative company. Mainstream liberal news viewers were saying this. What does that tell you?

That the Democrats are going to have hard few years ahead of them. I’m not shedding any tears.

With the speech behind us, we have to watch and see if Congress will work with the president to fulfill any of his goals. Don’t be surprised if Democrats dig in their feet and continue to “resist.” But with polling numbers like this, they might just be fighting against the tide.

Remembering former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush has passed away at the age of 94. Here is a look back at his life and career of the 41st president of the United States

Former President George H.W. Bush, who spent a lifetime in public service and as the nation’s leader scored a decisive victory over Saddam Hussein but battled a faltering economy, died Friday at age 94.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

He is survived by five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. A sixth child died in early childhood. The late former president also is survived by 17 grandchildren.

Former President George W. Bush issued the following statement upon his father’s death:

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

Jeb Bush simply wrote on Twitter Saturday morning: “I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know. Love you Dad!”

President Trump, who is in Argentina attending the G-20 summit, also issued a statement on behalf of himself and first lady Melania Trump. It read in part:

“Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night.

“Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service — to be, in his words, “a thousand points of light” illuminating the greatness, hope, and opportunity of America to the world.”

George H.W. Bush was known for his gentlemanly demeanor, dedication to traditional American values, willingness to take on foreign despots like Iraq’s Hussein and Panama’s Manuel Noriega, and presiding over the breakup of the Soviet Union.

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 1989, file photo, President George H.W. Bush raises his right hand as he is sworn into office as the 41st president of the United States by Chief Justice William Rehnquist outside the west front of the Capitol as first lady Barbara Bush holds the Bible for her husband. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)

In childhood, he was nicknamed “have half” for his generosity in offering other youngsters half of whatever he had. After leaving office, he was often referred to as “41” – shorthand for his status as America’s 41st president and to distinguish him from his son and fellow president, George W., who was known as “43.”

George Herbert Walker Bush was born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Mass., the son of Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott Bush, a banker who later became a Republican senator from Connecticut. The family, which included four sons and one daughter, was wealthy and politically active.

Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. and after graduating on his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned that same year, and flew 58 combat missions in the Pacific. In 1944, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire 600 miles south of Japan but managed to bail out, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.

On January 6, 1945, the 20-year-old Bush married 19-year-old Barbara Pierce of Rye, N.Y., whom he had met at a Christmas party three years earlier. They had four sons, George, Jeb, Neil and Marvin, and two daughters, Robin and Dorothy. Robin died of leukemia at age 3.

Following World War II, he enrolled at Yale University, where his first son, George W., was born. Bush graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics and was captain of the varsity baseball team.

He and Barbara then moved to Texas where he worked in the oil business and was elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. After losing a campaign for the Senate in 1970, Bush was appointed to a series of high-level political positions: U.S. Ambassador to the UN, chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1980 he was elected to the first of two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president and in 1988 was nominated by the Republicans to carry the party’s banner, with Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana as his running mate, in that year’s presidential election.

FILE – In this Nov. 3, 1980 file photo, former President Gerald Ford lends his support to Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate George H.W. Bush, in Peoria, Ill. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/File)

“This is America…a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky,” he said in his convention acceptance speech and the “thousand points of light” phrase came to be associated with his administration.

“This is America … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”

— Former President George H.W. Bush

George Bush waves to a crowd of supporters Nov. 5, 1988. Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle defeat Michael Dukakis in the Presidential election. His efforts to reduce the deficit failed while creating the lowest growth period since the Great Depression. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Liaison)

At his Jan. 20, 1989 inauguration following his defeat of Democrat Michael Dukakis, Bush declared “a new breeze is blowing and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn … the totalitarian era is passing.”

And, in fact, the world did dramatically change with the end of the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet empire and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

But Bush faced new international challenges, as well. In 1989 he sent American troops to Panama to depose that country’s leader, Gen. Manuel Noriega, who was returned to the U.S. to stand trial as a drug trafficker. In 1990, he put together a 30-nation coalition to oppose Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and in early 1991 launched Operation Desert Storm, a 100-hour land battle that routed the Iraqi army.

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 1991, file photo, President George H.W. Bush talks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with top military advisors to discuss the Persian Gulf War. From left are, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, Vice President Dan Quayle, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, the president, Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Colin Powell. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

But Bush – who once famously said “Read my lips: no new taxes” — was faced with economic discontent at home. Trying to reduce the deficit, he signed a bill to raise taxes and also had to deal with failing savings and loans.

On the judicial front, he made two Supreme Court appointments – David Souter in 1990 and Clarence Thomas in 1991.

April 20, 2017: President George H.W. Bush received a visit at the hospital from his son George W. Bush. (@GeorgeHWBush/Twitter)

Although occasionally criticized for his lack of eloquence – such as referring to a focus on the larger picture as “the vision thing” – Bush’s comments also could be endearingly frank.

Referring to his dislike for a particular vegetable, he once said, “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

Following his defeat by Bill Clinton in the 1992 election, George and Barbara Bush moved to Houston, where he had long maintained a hotel room as his legal address. They also spent time in Kennebunkport, Maine, where the Bush family has long had a waterside home.

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2009, file photo, President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, second left, and former presidents, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton, second right, and Jimmy Carter, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Bush has died at age 94. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

He made appearances on behalf of his son, George W., during his administration and in 2005 joined forces with Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him, to help those devastated by Hurricane Katrina and by the Asian tsunami.

“”Because you run against each other, that doesn’t mean you’re enemies,” Bush said at the time, summing up his political philosophy. “Politics doesn’t have to be uncivil and nasty.”

Active until his last years, when his health confined him to a wheelchair, Bush celebrated his 90th birthday jumping out of a helicopter.

More recently, Bush joined the four other living ex-presidents in the fall of 2017 for a concert in Texas to benefit victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Author: The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source: Fox News: George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dead at 94

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