Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address: A Closer Look

Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address: A Closer Look

-The theme of President Trump’s
State of the Union address was supposed to be unity, and
in the lead-up to the speech, Trump honored that theme
by attacking Democrats. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ Remember, this speech
was supposed to be last week, but it was postponed due
to the government shutdown. And as he prepared
for tonight’s address, Trump was once again
threatening the possibility of a second shutdown when government funding
runs out on February 15th. Trump still wants Democrats to give him money
for his border wall, even though public opinion
is still firmly against him. And that’s because
he just keeps saying the same things over and over. Eventually people are
just going to tune you out. Sure, the first time you see a
crazy guy yelling on the subway, you move down
to the other end of the car. But the 10th time you see one,
you just put your headphones in and listen to a podcast about
America’s mental-health crisis. For example — For example,
here’s Trump yet again repeating his claim
that previous presidents should have built a wall
on the Southern border. -We’re going to strengthen up
our Southern border. That should have been done
30 years ago, 40 years ago, 20 years ago,
10 years ago, 5 years ago. -Those are all the numbers
he knows. And you know…
[ Cheers and applause ] You know he just threw in
“5 years ago” because he wasn’t quite sure if Obama was president
10 years ago. Also, if anyone should be happy a previous president
didn’t build a wall, it should be you. If there was already a wall, what would people have chanted
at your rallies? “Maintain the previously
erected wall”? “Obama built the wall,
but I’m going to keep it clean because it was filthy
under Obama. A filthy, filthy,
embarrassing wall. Oh, we’re going clean it.
Oh, we’re going to clean it. [ Cheers and applause ] Oh, you’re going — You’re
going to eat off the wall.” Now, in his speech tonight,
Trump claimed he was interested
in bipartisan compromise, and even though he caved
on the shutdown last month without getting any money
for his wall, his allies on Fox News
have been pretending it was actually a major victory. -He did not cave! He made a tactical decision, a strategy decision
to pick the ground to fight on. -Anyone out there, by the way, thinking President Trump
caved today, you don’t really know
the Donald Trump I know. He right now
holds all the cards. -That’s right.
Trump holds all the cards. Except he’s holding them
facing out and upside down, and they’re Monopoly cards. [ Laughter and applause ] “They are not Monopoly cards!” [ Laughter ] She screams, “He did not cave,”
like she’s in a cave. [ Laughter ] In his speech
to Congress tonight, Trump also repeated his claim
that a border wall would stop crime and drugs
from pouring into the country, despite the fact that
immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate
than native-born Americans, and most illegal drugs
come through ports of entry. Trump’s been making
that same argument for years, and polls show most Americans
still aren’t buying it. That’s why in the run-up
to his speech tonight, Trump started making
a new, dumber argument — walls work because
cars have wheels. And what’s even more insane
is that Republican senators like Ted Cruz have actually
been repeating that argument. -They say a wall is medieval.
Well, so is a wheel. A wheel is older than a wall, and I looked at
every single car out there, even the really expensive ones
that the Secret Service uses — And believe me.
They are expensive. I said, “Do they all
have wheels? Yes. Oh, I thought it was medieval.” -You know, the President
has a good observation. He said, “I’ll tell you
something else that’s medieval. The wheel.” There’s a reason
the wheel is medieval, ’cause it rolls things
and it works. Walls are effective. -You know what’s medieval?
That beard. [ Laughter ] You look… [ Cheers and applause ] You look like you’re
about to arrest Robin Hood. Now, that argument was so dumb,
even Trump knew better than to include it
in his speech tonight. Instead, the theme of tonight’s
speech was supposed to be unity, even with the specter of
a second government shutdown looming over the whole affair, which is why coming in to
tonight, everyone was very eager to see the dynamic between Trump
and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who would be sitting behind
Trump for the first time. Remember, for the last two
State of the Union speeches, Trump had
Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan
behind him, standing and cheering
for everything he said like Southern pageant moms. “Yes, Kaley!
You are servin’ looks tonight! Ka-ley!” And there’s a long history
of the people sitting behind the President
getting just as much attention during the State of the Union
as the President himself. Just look at former
House Speaker John Boehner, who always glared at Obama like a supervillain
plotting his revenge. Or former Vice President
Joe Biden who always… [ Laughter ] …who always looked like
he was going room to room at a house party, making sure
everyone had enough booze. “You good, Chad?
How about you, Rick? I’m making margs. Another marg, Chad?
One more for you? Maybe just one big one,
two straws? [ Laughter ] Gonna do a cannonball later. You guys might want
to come out to the pool.” And the Trump/Pelosi dynamic — The dynamic is going to be
especially fascinating to watch, given just how overmatched Trump
has been in his negotiations with her
over the last few weeks. Over the weekend, Trump told CBS he couldn’t get a deal done
with Pelosi because she wouldn’t budge
on anything. -You had quite the showdown
with Speaker Pelosi. What did you learn
about negotiating with her? -Well, I think
that she was very rigid. -Yeah, of course, she’s rigid.
It’s a negotiation. This guy wrote
“The Art of the Deal,” and he has no idea
how a deal works. “I got to be honest. I feel like she and I
want different things.” [ Laughter ] Trump was insistent
as recently as last week that he would get
the better of Pelosi, and he was confident
that he’d get his wall. Let’s see how he felt about
the status of the wall today just hours
before his big speech. -President Trump tweeted this. “Tremendous numbers of people
are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding
our Southern border. We have sent
additional military. We will build a human wall
if necessary.” -A human wall? He negotiated himself down
from a concrete wall to a steel barrier to a fence
to a human wall. Who are the humans
in the wall anyway? Are you and your weird sons
going to go down to the border and play red rover? “Red rover, red rover. Send immigrants over.” And there are all kind of
State of the Union traditions most people don’t know about. For example, every year, there’s
one administration official appointed as
a designated survivor who stays in a separate location
in case disaster strikes, and tonight
that designated survivor was Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Can you imagine hearing the news that the Capitol
had been blown up and everyone had been killed and then hearing
the newscaster say, “And so now we go live
for an address from President Rick Perry”? I mean, at least
we know what he’d say. -Oops. -And, in fact, before
Trump’s speech even started, we already had
one big “oops” moment — Trump’s weirdly crooked tie. Look at that. Trump — Trump is so unpopular, even his
tie has moved to the left. [ Cheers and applause ] Now, understanding what Trump
is saying at any given moment can be difficult
for casual observers, let alone
professional politicians who are used to normal
human syntax, which might explain why
at one point Nancy Pelosi seemed to be reading along with
a printed copy of the speech. She looks like a babysitter reading the rules
of the board game while the kids are just chucking
game pieces at each other. She looks like she’s
checking the playbill to see who the understudy is. “Ohh! Oh, it’s Alec Baldwin.” [ Laughter ] But this was the first time — This is the first time
we got to see in real time the two different reactions
of Pence on the one hand and Pelosi on the other,
and it was very revealing. As he repeated
the same talking points he often repeats
at every speech, Pence applauded enthusiastically while Pelosi was
much more muted. -African-American,
Hispanic-American, and Asian-American unemployment
have all reached their lowest levels
ever recorded. [ Applause ] -Look at them.
Pence is like a dad who’s proud that his kid
keyed the principal’s car, and Pelosi’s like a mom
who’s thinking to herself, “I wish I had a daughter.” But the reactions were most
telling when Trump alluded to the many investigations
of his presidency, including investigations
and oversight being conducted
by Democrats in Congress and implied
that those investigations were somehow
hurting the economy. -An economic miracle is taking
place in the United States, and the only thing
that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous
partisan investigations. [ Applause ] If there is going to be
peace and legislation, there cannot be
war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way. -I’m sorry. You think the investigations
are hurting the economy? If anything, you’ve created
thousands of jobs for lawyers. This is such an insane argument. He’s like a guy who gets
pulled over for drunk driving and says, “Officer,
I can’t focus on the road with a breathalyzer
in my mouth.” And eventually
Trump got to the central promise of his campaign and presidency, the thing he shut down
the government over — his wall. And despite all
the contradictory messages he’s sent over
the past several weeks, Trump insisted that he would
definitely get that wall. -My administration
has sent to Congress a common-sense proposal to end the crisis
on the Southern border. In the past, most of the people
in this room voted for a wall. But the proper wall
never got built. I will get it built. -Oh, you’re gonna get it built? You went from promising
it would be a concrete wall to saying it would be
a human wall. What’s next? “Walls work, and so do wheels, and that’s why the wall
will be built out of wheels. Oh, no! Oh, no! The wall’s
rolling into the ocean! Oh, wheel wall! Oh, why?! [ Cheers and applause ] Goodbye, wheel wall! I love you, wheel wall!” Trump then moved on
to the economy, and when he mentioned
the percentage of new jobs occupied by women, the record
number of female freshmen Democrats in the audience
started dancing like the cool aunts
at a wedding. Trump then had the audacity
to note the fact that more women were serving in Congress
than ever before, as if he had something
to do with it. -We also have more women
serving in Congress than at any time before. [ Cheers and applause ] -Look at Pelosi letting everyone
know where those women are. Also, I love that Trump thinks
he can take credit for that. “The only reason
they got elected is that most people hate me.
You’re welcome, everyone.” In fact, a wave of Democrats was
elected to Congress in November, running in part on
a progressive economic agenda, with some,
like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, openly embracing the label
of Democratic socialist. Democrats also ran in part against Trump’s
deeply unpopular tax cut for corporations
and the wealthy, and polls have shown support
for policies like a wealth tax or a higher income tax for
the richest Americans surging, even among Republicans. So Trump decided to take a swipe at the Democratic socialists
in the room. -Here in the United States,
we are alarmed by the new calls to adopt socialism
in our country. [ Scattered boos ] America was founded on
liberty and independence and not government coercion,
domination, and control. We are born free,
and we will stay free. [ Cheers and applause ] -Look at Bernie’s face. That’s the face he makes
when the waiter catches him stuffing sugar packets
in his pocket. “All the sugar packets
are being hoarded by the millionaires
and billionaires! Sugar to the people!” We’ve been here
many times before. We all know the real Trump
is the one who will reappear
on Twitter tomorrow. In his speech tonight,
he attacked the investigations
of his presidency and repeated his demand
for a border wall. He just recycled many of the same talking points
he always uses. In other words, he went
’round and ’round like… -A wheel.
-This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]


100 thoughts on “Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address: A Closer Look”

  • DEMOCRAPERS!!! Investigate yourselves first for hiring shysters, perjurers, and evidence fakers!!! those "investigations" are fishing expeditions just like the HUAC and are defrauding us taxpayers!!!! it smells like HUAC, and it smells like HUAC, and is still smells like HUAC, then it's HUAC…..

  • Of course! We cannot have a safe society governed by laws, if government officials are gonna run around making sure people abide by those laws and dispense legal repercussions upon those that do not! It just doesn't work……… ……. that way!

  • You really wanna boost the American economy? Make jobs? Then redistribute the current tax cuts and exemptions on the nations wealthiest, while still allowing them a pathway back to it. Make the tax cuts and deductibles, on money refinanced back into American companies that have a central base/HQ and the majority of its jobs, within the US. And make the arrangement so it starts at first dollar. That way, Joe Schmoe with his $150 can contribute and proportionally benefit, as Scrooge McDollar and Investment Holdings Inc. can with their 150 Bn.

  • Original Piece Everyone says:

    Subhan Allah connect me you are government pay money for b4 bank accounts 0000 money 000 b4 why new pay for money 000 you are mental crazy right now continue l no you

  • Dear Republicans, no one actually believes you aren't all racist, you even hate your own country and side with the enemy. You leader has an IQ of a potato. We don't care what you say not cause we don't care about your opinion but because traitors get no voice.

  • Walls work cause cars have wheels. Honestly at this point I'd rather all liberal states form their own nation. At least that way we can separate terminal stupidity from maybe just not so smart.

  • I guarantee u it's going this way, 'Who let that Brown man into that playground? Is he the one in the house?' I meant President.

  • Hilariously, the person who gets ultimate, even dictatorial powers in the event of a nuclear strike… Is the dunce in charge of the nuclear weapons.

  • Braulio Saavedra says:

    I like how this video got more views than the actual presidential address, clearly people rather see a short comedy piece than look up the actual speech, I get people have other things to do, but it wouldn't kill any body to seat down and listen for an hour or two.

  • Now I hate Trump with a passion. However, jokes at his expense should focus on content, not the way he (or his tie) looks. That's a good way to lose a discussion, only surpassed in weakness by "yeah, but your mum is ugly!"

  • At 3:30 of this clip , what the heck kind of word in the sentence was trump referring to about car cost when he mentioned , ( expenslive ) what the heck dictionary or schooling did trump come from ?

  • a wheel is not older than a defence wall = defence walls dated to the 9th millennium BCE, the wall of Jericho a flood protection wall  dates to c 8000 BCE, the wheel dates to c 3100 BCE, the invention of the wheel occurred much later than the first defence wall of any kind. although the potter's wheel appear to have been developed slightly earlier than wheeled vehicles. Although thinking rump is actually talking about rubber tires lol

  • maria cisneros-ruiz says:

    It’s like America is in a bad romantic relationship and for some reason we can’t end it despite everyone else seeing how unhealthy it is for us.

  • He is a chauvinist pig so he thinks that all women are easy to a man. Not even princess Diana loser ( totally out of his league, speaking of being clueless) that is why you married only models and gold diggers you dope.

  • Actually, credit were credit is due, true , many women if not most, hate him, he is a dirty pig. So many of us decided to vote for women. I would say even republican women but most if not all were men ??‍♀️

  • Listening to Trumps speech and the outlandish bullshit he is saying makes my brain hurt, but listing to the ass holes who support and voted for Trump makes my brain hurt plus Blood shoot's out of my ears. This president is so incompetent , but seeing the justice system do nothing to bring down and hold him accountable for many of his criminal and obstruction of justice activity's  makes me think our justice system is incompetent as well. We can all do better and if we let Trump's outrageous stupidity destroy our government and be fucked up by King Turd aka Trump , than we all are incompetent  as well. We all need to look at what we have been through and do our home work! Than we can check out the facts and find out how to let our representatives know bad this Turd ( Trump ) is fucking our country Up!! Go to your representatives website or Facebook page and let them know we will not put up with this stupidity and this Turd living in the Whitehouse, and that when it comes Time to vote we will not vote for incompetent representatives and they should do a better job or we can vote for someone who can!    We all are hearing and seeing this travesty of justice, we are all Americans and our country can be better if we check out the facts and the truth !  Our justice system can do better as well, its late and grammar is fucked up, I heard Jim Jeffries say we can all do better and it sounds about right, so I kind of stuck in my fucked up brain. Take care and be safe.,.    Please just think about it, we should all have health care and have a better education , just think of things as they are and try to make them better.    take care

  • William Ridge says:

    trump is still pushing for his stupid wall to pacify his ignorant sheep. He claims the Mexicans are coming in, taking their crappy jobs, and eating up all the guacamole.

  • USA: we got a dummy guy
    Everyone els: let take down USA because they got someone stupid as the president
    The late night show: well I told you how stupid he was now let have fun before we all become stupid like him

  • Marcus Richards says:

    It's a shame that so called comedians have sold their souls. If you want to be edgy and take a risk…throw in a few jokes on the very billionaires that own you and that tell you what's okay to say. These late night guys ALL sound the same and they all are puppets for the 1 percent they claim to despise. Seth is part of the problem and his paycheck is all he sees. Does anyone remember a young Letterman attacking GE almost nightly? His bosses. That's the kinda balls that will make me start watching late night shows again. Unfortunately, group think is what propels all these shows. If you've seen one, you've seen them all. Shockingly akin to Main stream media. That's why the viewership on these shows is toast. You have to be a liberal to even watch without feeling attacked. These networks have the $$ to just throw away half of the viewers right off the top. So, Seth, good job making maybe a million people chuckle on a good night but making 10's of millions cringe, I'm sure your pay tells you that you are doing a good job.

  • The Bitch is Back says:

    Thank god we have Seth, Steven, Trevor, Bee, Maher and Fallon to get us thru this with some comic relief. ???

  • Either the Republicans are as dumb as a doorknob or he promised them each their own oil well, nobody with a single brain cell could actually clap like a seal in agreement with anything this moron says.

  • Walls work? One word, "Troy", ask how that worked out? Atlantic Wall, ask the Nazi's how well that worked? A personal favorite, Great Wall of China, and that's the biggest, ask your friend how did they do with that?
    But no one mentions this to his face when he's touting his wall gibberish, nor do they say this is all a lie, there never was nor is there a crisis at the border. There are plans for "tent cities" by private jailing companies to fix this refugee problem with long term incarceration. Like the scam of arresting people for traffic violations and then using them in again, a paid for jail privately owned as slave labor. Nice stuff and great for the lazy and losers that have taken over, use slaves, cause they're too lazy to do that work themselves. How about asking those questions? How about asking why and who is making money off the privately paid for jails? How much are we paying for them? Try a few real questions.

  • Maybe you guys should give socialism a try… It's doing great for us in Canada and we are still extremely free and always will be.

  • If obumi had build the wall we and Trump would respect him as a good care taker of the country. Nothing more nothing less. But he didnt he let people in by the hundreds of thousands per month with massive woman brutality. Awesome!

  • Windsong1 wong says:

    Trump acts so sleazy…..he is a sleazy businessman….very unpresidential.He is such a bad leader. He is a bully.

  • omegapointil says:

    Trump being elected is the equivalent of liberals electing Howard Stern. The difference is, we didn't and we're not that stupid.

  • Democratic socialism? I’m way more concerned about the rise in neo-Nazism. Nazi, which BTW is short for National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party.

  • Maybe Vladimir should run the alliance ! He seems trustworthy ! Plus he's running America ! The crazy thing is how are you guys ok with that ? I wouldn't care if I was the owner of amazon ! I wouldn't let a person like Donny trumpet or Vladimir run my life and rule the world and do anything they want with anyone and follow no laws or rules ! No way ! Especially the racism and inequality ! Or raping women or laundering money or human trading ! It's not ok to be trading little children or teenagers between countries I'm sorry it's just wrong illegal and disgusting ! So I couldn't sit there and watch this knowing I was a phone call or knock away from ending the nightmare for everyone and instead waiting needlessly ! It's unspeakable ! Honestly with the massive amounts of criminal acts going on and all the evidence that they couldn't access or get because of one reason or another and to go look back at everything I've said step by step month by month and not to trust me or get things done is totally shocking and unbelievable ! Dangerous and hurting the world ! For sure ! Instead of millions of not billions of people benefiting they all watch their life get worse on a daily basis ! And for what reason ??????????????? I've been trying to figure that out for months ! I can only think it's cause you guys love Donny trumpet and racism
    And don't want to help America ! Obviously ! Strange ! Honestly I couldn't imagine going to sleep or trying to sleep knowing that if I had made a call or texted someone or met up with someone I could change the world instantly and help millions of people and not do it would kill me ! I'd do anything to help that one person never mind the country and everyone in many countries ! Idk ? That question keeps me up at night ! Probably always will ! Especially if I had more than a grand ! Two tickets to the New York Times or to the FBI someone trustworthy and it's done ! Dang !

  • Uaine Diabhal says:

    That bloated, senile orange traitor can't die soon enough… at least when he goes he'll more than likely take a majority of the "GOP" with him

  • 7:15 "Trump's so unpopular, even his TIE has moved to the left"

    I fucking died laughing, my wife came in and asked if I was okay

  • His speech writers forget normal audiences will not respond like his base at rallies. The SOTO is no place to intro a chant or slogan

  • ᔕɧყ レųиą says:

    What really shocks me is Americans delusion. The American government is very much involved in your life but it's to screw you over every step of the way! It's time to get your government working for you and not against you!! Get money out of politics is the only way!! Bernie Sanders is the only one that will work for you and only you, not for big business and big donors! Socialism has been turned into a scary word, but all it means is your government will finally work for you instead of for themselves and the rich! If anywhere in the world can have the best, it's America! Your not truly free America, it's a false thought they've been feeding you to keep you quiet while they screw you over. Don't let them do it anymore!! Show them you've had enough of struggling and you deserve better and vote out the corrupt bastards!!

  • Alan Constantine says:

    The Donald's twitter account looks suspiciously like one would see from a white supremacist, even his speeches sound like they come straight out of a kkk meeting.

    WAY TO GO TRUMP!!!!! GREAT NEGOTIATIONS!!!hahahahhahahahahhaahha

  • It doesn't help Trump's Republican supporters look like him with facial hair and slightly different hair.
    Trump rallies and speeches are like Where's Waldo? if Where's Waldo? was trying to find people of color.
    The only difference is, when you find Waldo, you don't end up thinking he's an idiot.

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