President Trump's Speech to Congress
By: Bill O'ReillyMarch 1, 2017
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It was well received -- 78% of those watching the speech felt it was positive, just 21% negative, according to a CNN snap poll.

Also, when asked if the president made you feel more optimistic or pessimistic, 69% said optimistic.

Twenty-eight-percent pessimistic.

Now snap polls like that are based mostly on emotion and the sample was 33% Republican, 28% Democrat, 39% independent.

But there is no question that fair-minded people came away from the speech impressed, at least most of them.

But of course that didn't stop the anti-Trump brigade.

RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC ANCHOR: “It will be a notable thing that the president spent a big portion of what was, in effect, a State of the Union trying to, you know, tell the country what vicious murdering criminals immigrants are.”


SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): “He relished saying those words, just to stick it to Islam, to make sure that they knew that they were all a danger to the United States.”


KATHY GRIFFIN, COMEDIAN: “What an idiot. We have to watch this idiot for an hour and nine minutes. He just says one hateful thing after another. He’s so embarrassing.”

What's embarrassing are haters, let me correct that … It's not embarrassing, it's sad.

Summing up, President Trump helped himself greatly last night.

His base applauded his presentation throughout, independents broke his way, and he gained credibility among some of those who might have been doubtful.

And that's the memo.