The Washington Post’s editorial board accused President Trump on Tuesday of doing little in his State of the Union address to ease a gaping divide in American society that they say he has helped widen.
The board delivered a scathing review of Trump’s address, saying he gave little indication that the second year of his presidency would be different than the first and claiming the president contradicted his own calls for unity.
“In his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump spoke of ‘what kind of nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people and one American family,'” the editorial board wrote.
“Yet Mr. Trump could not avoid, even for an hour, lacing his address with divisive references to hot-button issues and graceless attacks on his predecessors: to ‘disastrous Obamacare,’ ‘the mistakes of past administrations,’ ‘the era of economic surrender’ and more.”