Trump Drops Bombshell Assessment on Biden’s State of the Union Address

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The former president, Donald Trump, gave his take on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, asserting that it was “good enough to get him over the heap.” Biden’s SOTU, delivered on Thursday night, delved into pressing topics such as the war in Ukraine, the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Trump characterized Biden’s address as “very angry” but acknowledged that it might suffice to maintain Biden as the Democratic Party’s nominee for the 2024 presidential race. Trump expressed his belief that Biden’s performance, though lackluster in his view, could help him overcome the hurdles in securing his party’s nomination.

With concerns emerging over Biden trailing Trump in various polls, Biden’s reelection campaign had placed significant importance on the SOTU speech to revitalize his 2024 bid, as reported by Axios. Trump currently leads Biden in hypothetical rematch scenarios across pivotal swing states such as Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, and Nevada.

Commenting further on Biden’s address, Trump criticized the president’s demeanor, describing him as an “angry and confused man.” He lamented what he perceived as Biden’s willingness to wield governmental power for political ends, likening it to tactics employed in third-world countries.

Trump lambasted Biden’s speech as “the worst State of the Union ever made,” branding it as a discourse marked by division and hatred. Additionally, Trump took aim at Biden’s focus on consumer products like Snickers bars as examples of inflation, dismissing it as inconsequential compared to more pressing economic concerns such as soaring energy and food prices.

In Trump’s assessment, Biden missed the mark by fixating on minor instances of inflation rather than addressing more substantial economic challenges. He emphasized the need to address the nation’s critical issues, highlighting the significant impact of rising energy and food costs on American households.