Trump’s speech was not one of unity, the left says. Instead, it was one of threats. A roundup of editorials Thursday looks at the speech and what it meant.
Opinions from the left:
From The American Prospect: Why is the president of the United States using people’s lives as political capital?
Why is that whenever the President speaks of immigration it always seems to be in the context of gang members and murderers? There were dozens of DREAMers at the #SOTU tonight who could teach him a lot about immigrants.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 31, 2018
From The Daily Beast: Was it Trump’s State of the Union or Stephen Miller’s?
From columnist E.J. Dionne: A less divisive speech from Trump. Yeah, not likely.