Republicans across the board where eager to share their praise for President Donald Trump and his State of the Union address.
“That was the best speech he ever gave, it was Reaganesque,” Republican Rep. Tom Cole exclaimed.
Cole continued that, “This was a real olive branch kind of speech. He reached out to the other side—look, there wasn’t a cheap shot, there wasn’t any name calling — this was an extraordinarily presidential speech. And I’m proud of the president for delivering it.”
Other notable compliments included many from Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise who shared, “President Trump just gave a great speech that was very optimistic and he talked about American greatness.”
Scalise also showed his appreciation for Trump’s acknowledgement of “Americans who have made America great like those three World War II heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Buzz Algren, and the Holocaust survivor.”
Trump’s speech was so well received that even some of his detractors had to admit it’s worth.
“The president’s address to the nation at the annual state of the union tonight was, I felt, one that was designed to encourage, to be uplifting,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski commented. “He began with a message to us in the Congress to come together, to collaborate, to corporate, to compromise. And I think it’s important to recognize that that’s an important message.”
Most notably, constant critic Sen. Mitt Romney was forced to confess he found Trump’s address to be “incredibly patriotic, strong, well-delivered, and appealed to our patriotism and common values as Americans.”