Media Praise For President Trump’s First Address To Congress Rolls In

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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President Trump received praise from both sides of the aisle after he gave his first speech to Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday night. After the president outlined his goals in an optimistic tone, journalist and pundits alike had to give it to him — he stayed on message.

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“One of the best speeches in that setting I’ve ever heard any president give,” Chris Wallace said on Fox News.


“The President of the United States, delivering an important, powerful speech,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted. “His tone clearly different than the speech he delivered at the inauguration. The President going through a whole range of issues.”

“This was probably, without a doubt, one of his best speeches that I’ve ever heard,” Anderson Cooper added.


MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said he thought it was “a winner.”

“I think left, right and center people have a sense of righteous indignation, right or wrong, that we’ve been screwed worldwide. We must restart the engine of the American economy, make it easier for companies to do business in the United States and much harder for companies to leave. I thought it was a winner politically. I think it was probably the reason he was elected in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio, it is his winning the ticket: economic nationalism.”