Trump Struggles With Reading And Attacks Obama For Handing Him A Strong Economy During SOTU

Donald Trump may not have been in front of a MAGA rally crowd on Tuesday night when he delivered his State of the Union address, but his behavior and remarks were as troubling as ever.

In a couple of instances, Trump was clearly struggling with the simple act of reading the teleprompter.

At one point, as Vox’s Aaron Rupar pointed out, he had difficulty with the word “Americans.”

Not long after that struggle, Trump misspoke when talking about trade, saying, “It’s been many, many years that we were treated fairly on trade,” instead of “unfairly.”

Trump attacked Obama for handing him a good economy

Aside from Trump’s less-than-sharp reading skills, the president was also met with groans and gasps when he had the nerve to attack former president Barack Obama, the man who handed him the economy that he’s now bragging about.

“If we hadn’t reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witnessing this great economic success,” Trump said.

This despite the fact that Obama prevented another Great Depression, saved the auto industry and laid the foundation for the economy that Trump inherited.

In other words, Trump is doing what he’s done his entire life: inherit something, slap his name on it and brag about having created it all by himself.

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At the end of the day, what the country saw on Tuesday night during the State of the Union was more of the same: a president losing his mental grip and gaslighting the country as his Republican puppets cheer on.

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