Mark Davis: Presidential Trump

It was something to behold.  We’ve seen many Donald Trump speeches, but never anything quite like his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

It had a State of the Union feel, but with more people paying attention.  There was suspense—would this be campaign-rally Trump filled with self-praise? Inaugural Trump with daunting assessments of the crises we face?  What we got was an uplifting, unifying Trump.

From his very first words—a rebuke against hate—through themes of American jobs, borders and restoration of our global stature, it was definitely Trump’s agenda, but presented in a welcoming way that left skeptics and even critics asking, “Where has this guy been?”

When he paid tribute to the widow of fallen SEAL Ryan Owens, he brought a nation together. We all knew the address to Congress would come from President Trump; what we know now is how effective “Presidential Trump” can be.