Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report) – Trump has been eagerly looking forward to the State of the Union 2019 for a month. In fact, he was in a prolonged tug of war with Nancy Pelosi during the shutdown over this important media event, with Pelosi sticking to her objection. As long as there was a shutdown, there would be no State of the Union. Period. Perhaps it was this brutal skirmish that caused the American public to become involved.
In 2018, 45.6 million viewers checked in to hear what Trump had to say about his 2018 Agenda, which was positioned to be a heralding of promised wage increases and job creation following the huge Republican tax overhaul the preceding month. In 2019, however, Trump plans to top that. He seems intent on knocking down Obama’s record of 52.37 million viewers in 2009 following the burst in the housing market which resulted in the stock market crash and a deep recession.
Trump’s been busy stoking the flames. He’s been fanning the drama by threatening another shutdown or even a National Emergency to finally get his wall. Trump’s fueling of the many fierce conflicts that have been swirling around him for months, even years, are all converging onto one moment of time. The clock will strike at 9:00 PM on Tuesday February 5, 2019, and seemingly all hell will break lose. There is a simple caveat that may disrupt Trump’s quest to beat Obama’s SOTU record. Many Democratic viewers will be banning Trump’s State of the Union Address in protest of Trump’s endless lies and bigoted rhetoric about immigrants, the bedrock of our American citizenry.
The Washington Post reports tonight that an unexpected curve ball was thrown by the Southern District of New York, further complicating Trump’s big agenda for tomorrow. “Federal prosecutors issue sweeping subpoena for documents from Trump inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal probe.”