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The State of the Union, in Trump's real words

Dana Milbank on

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, the president will read a speech somebody else wrote for him. The pundits will say he sounds presidential. And on Wednesday, Donald Trump will go back to being Donald Trump.

White House officials prepped reporters for Tuesday's performance by saying that President Trump will be "optimistic" as well as "very unifying" and that "the tone will be one of bipartisanship and it will be very forward looking." And Trump will speak "from the heart."

No. Trump will speak "from a teleprompter." That's why we'll hear "unifying" and "bipartisan" notes. If you want "from the heart," check his Twitter account.

What if Trump's State of the Union contained not the sentiments of speechwriters but the words Trump himself tweeted and retweeted during his first year in office? Here are some optimistic, unifying and very forward-looking excerpts.

On the state of the union:

Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better. The Trump economy is booming. Unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways. Lowest Unemployment for Women & ALL. Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED! Most explosive Stock Market rally that we've seen in modern times. I guess somebody likes me (my policies)!

Broke Harry Truman's Record. I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius and a very stable genius at that! Donald Trump is the greatest President our Country has ever seen. This will be perhaps best presidency ever. Despite the constant negative press covfefe.

On bipartisanship and unity in domestic affairs:

Only now with a #RealPresident do we see the scope of destruction engineered by #Obama and the #Democrat cabal. The Democrats should be ashamed. This is a disgrace! Phony hypocrites! They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. If the Dems (Crooked Hillary) got elected, your stocks would be down 50% from values on Election Day.

ObamaCare is dead and the Democrats are obstructionists. Perhaps just let OCare crash & burn!

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