Washington Post Opinion: Trump won the night. Schumer and Pelosi lost.
OK, that is a particularly interesting headline coming from The Washington Post. Granted it came from a "conservative" columnist.
(From The Washington Post)
While Trump spoke calmly and rationally from behind the Resolute Desk, the Democratic leaders accused him of “pounding the table” and having a “temper tantrum.” While Trump told human stories, they complained about process. They accused him of arguing that the women and children at the border were “a security threat” when he had just explained to the American people that they were victims, too. They charged him with using the “backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.” They were partisan and petty, while Trump came across as reasonable and even compassionate.
To normal Americans watching in the heartland, and who are not steeped in Trump hatred, the president must have seemed like the adult in the room.
Indeed, and that really is saying something. When Trump remains composed and focused he comes across as generally reasonable.
We are not saying we necessarily agree with the president on the wall. Trump's concern with illegal immigrant crime is overblown. But he made his case in a way that was reasonable. It was sober. It might be wrong, it might be right, but he looked a heck of a lot better than his opponents in Congress.