Last night, I watched President Trump’s re-election kickoff speech. Saying it was President Trump’s finest speech is understatement in my estimation. He connected with the forever-adoring audience. He tied his accomplishments together to tell a compelling story for why he needs to be re-elected. He took shots at congressional Democrats and Democrat presidential candidates.

From a technical standpoint, the speech felt like it was half SOTU Address, half campaign speech. From the standpoint of rallying the faithful, it couldn’t have gone better.

One of the best applause lines came when President Trump talked about how Democrats attempted to demolish Justice Kavanaugh:

“[Democrats] tried to ruin the family of now-Justice Kavanaugh,” Trump says. “They tried to ruin his career. They tried to ruin his life … all in the pursuit of political domination and control.”

I’ll just add that Democrats tried destroying Justice Kavanaugh’s daughters, too. Remember this?

I do. It brought me to tears. I wish Democrats had the grace that Justice Kavanaugh’s daughter has. Unfortunately, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats don’t have that much grace. But I digress. Later in the speech, President Trump said this:

“Since the very first day I walked through the doors of the White House, I have never forgotten who sent me there,” Trump says. “You did.”

President Trump also added that the people of this nation are the only special interest group he cares about. It’s especially believable in light of the fact that he isn’t listening to the lobbyists as they try changing his mind on the major issues of the day.

For instance, President Trump has ignored the Chamber of Commerce while negotiating trade deals with China, South Korea, Canada and Mexico. He certainly hasn’t catered to the pro-EU lobby. The proof is in his support for Brexit.

This was President Trump’s best zinger of the Democrats:

“Since my inauguration, we’ve added 16,000 manufacturing jobs a month,” Trump says. “… Remember the statement from the previous administration? You’d need a magic wand to bring back manufacturing. Well, tell Sleepy Joe that we found the magic wand.

That’s definitely a zinger. Obama-Biden deserve it, too, for putting the country through 7+ years of economic torture. The best substantive flourish came on immigration:

The Democrat agenda of open borders is morally reprehensible. It’s the greatest betrayal of the American middle class and, frankly, American life. Our immigration laws are a disgrace and the Democrats can get together with the Republicans and solve the problem quickly.

Democrats will howl over being called pro-open borders but it’s a fact. That’s who they are. If they cared about fixing immigration, they could sign onto Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bill tomorrow and have it signed into law before the 4th of July recess.

This was another great line:

“Republicans believe welfare, schools, hospitals and public resources should be protected for all Americans … We believe our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding citizens, not for criminal aliens.”

The opening part of the speech was more thematic, I thought, while the last half of the speech delivered one clump of red meat for the partisans after another. All of the speech was well-delivered. The crowd ate it all up.

While #ImpeachTrump rallies held nationwide drew ‘crowds’ by the dozens, President Trump’s re-election kickoff rally attracted 150,000 RSVPs. The story that the MSM isn’t telling you is that the RNC/Trump GOTV operation is built to the max and the activists are chomping at the bit to throw Democrats out of office in 2020. If tonight is an indicator of who’s most fired up, Democrats better start worrying. Check this out:

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