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Donald Trump criticises 'treasonous' Democrats who did not applaud his State of the Union address

Cincinnati: US president Donald Trump on Monday described lawmakers who did not applaud his State of the Union address as unpatriotic and treasonous.

During a speech in Cincinnati, Trump suggested Democrats were "un-American" because they did not full-throatedly embrace his address to a joint session of Congress last week.

"They would rather see Trump do badly, okay, than our country do well," he said."It's very selfish. And it got to a point where I really didn't even want to look. They were like death and un-American. Un-American. Somebody said, 'treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess, why not?"

Donald Trump at the State of the Union. AP

Donald Trump at the State of the Union. AP

"Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn't seem to love our country very much," he added.

Trump has falsely boasted that his generally well-received speech had the highest television audience numbers in history. But Nielsen ratings show that three of Trump's predecessors surpassed his audience numbers during their first time giving the high-profile speech before Congress.

Trump did see a slight bump in the polls however, with his Gallup approval rating edging up two points to 40 percent, its highest level in months.


Published Date: Feb 06, 2018 07:52 AM | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 07:52 AM

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