While President Trump’s State of the Union address was loaded with memorable highlights, one moment stands out in that it draws a clear contrast between his administration and what the radical Democrats are offering in 2020.
As Bernie Sanders – an avowed socialist and borderline communist – ascends to the top of the Democratic primary polls, the President took an opportunity to once again slam socialism in his speech.
Trump welcomed Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó as a guest at his speech before Congress.
The current administration has vehemently backed Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela, despite dictator Nicolas Maduro clinging to power in the country.
“Here this evening is a man who carries with him the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of all Venezuelans,” Trump declared. “Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.”
“Mr. President, please take this message back to your homeland,” he continued. “All Americans are united with the Venezuelan people in their righteous struggle for freedom!”
Trump then delivered one of the best lines of his speech.
“Socialism destroys nations. But always remember, freedom unifies the soul.”
President Trump: “Here this evening is a man who carries with him the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.” https://t.co/z21h5Ddt05 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/ecXUt91vr8
— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2020
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The presence of Guaidó is a direct shot at Bernie Sanders whose ideology aligns more with Maduro than it does with a leader trying to restore democracy in the impoverished nation.
But it’s also a shot at Sanders’ cadre of class clown communists known as ‘The Squad.’
Two Squad members in particular – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) – voiced support for Maduro as the Venezuelan dictator was committing crimes against humanity.
When asked, Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to denounce Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro. pic.twitter.com/CEDpiSRHhn
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 4, 2019
Omar went so far as to side with Maduro and denounce … America.
Omar claimed “policies that we [America] have put in place” are to blame for the crisis in Venezuela, adding that teh administration was “bullying” Maduro.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is angry that Trump is fighting back against her far-left agenda of trying to implement socialism in the U.S.
AOC deflects by claiming that Trump is “introducing fascism, um, into the United States”
That is not true pic.twitter.com/1rYWAyxKhE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2020
President Trump’s vow to fight the scourge of socialism echoes comments he made in last year’s State of the Union speech.
President Donald Trump slams socialism: “America was founded on liberty and Independence and not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free and we will stay free.”
“America will never be a socialist country.”
Bernie Sanders has a massive frown on his face pic.twitter.com/dY0D2J2CKJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 6, 2019
Trump’s statement led Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) to introduce a resolution condemning socialism which he says “poses a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity.”
“A radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country,” Daines said. “And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party.”
Video: This was some good stuff as Trump absolutely nuked the Democrats over their rapid march towards socialism with forced socialized medicine and millions of people being thrown out of work in the insurance industry toward the unemployment lines #SOTU pic.twitter.com/pLQqbA7VLf
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 5, 2020
As the President moved deeper into his speech, he called out Democrat socialists for trying to destroy the healthcare for millions of Americans.
“As we work to improve Americans’ healthcare, there are those who want to take away your healthcare, take away your doctor, and abolish private insurance entirely,” Trump said.
“One hundred thirty-two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our healthcare system, wiping out the private health insurance plans of 180 million Americans,” the President added.
“To those watching at home tonight, I want you to know: We will never let socialism destroy American healthcare!”
And to that, Democrats sat stonefaced, refusing to applaud. This is what they want, America!
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