An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THAT’S TWO HOURS we’ll never get back.
Did you watch the State of the Union address last night? If you were tuned in to CBC News Network, you had to.
President Donald Trump spent most of it bragging about what he’s done for the American economy and urging everybody to work together. “Tonight I ask you to choose greatness,” he said, then got a quick shot in against what he called “ridiculous partisan investigations.”
And, of course, there was The Wall. “I will get it built,” he declared.
After each sentence, either the Republicans or the Democrats stood to applaud, depending on who agreed with him.
And, thanks to CBC News Network, we Canadians watched, and afterwards we watched Stacey Abrams, a former candidate for governor in Georgia, respond on behalf of the Democrats.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.