President Barack Obama’s recent State Of The Union address gave plenty of fodder to the Republican presidential candidates at the Jan. 16 Fox Business Channel Debate in North Charleston, SC, and the hopefuls brought heaping criticism on it!
The President delivered his final SOTU on Jan. 12, and needless to say the Republican presidential hopefuls pretty more tore him a new one about the eloquent speech, with New Jersey Gov Chris Christie delivering one of the most zinger lines of the night along with Donald Trump doubling down on Syrian refugees being the “face of terror.” Read on for how the candidates laid in to the speech!
Chris started out his first comments of the debate by immediately saying “Tuesday night I watched story time with Barack Obama and I gotta tell ya, it sounded like everything in the world was going amazing.” Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called out the President for failing to mention the 10 U.S. sailors who had been captured by Iran that day, and also accused him of “tried to paint a rosy picture of jobs,” during the speech.
The President had a Syrian refugee at the SOTU who is now a doctor in Michigan and said he was the face of Syrian refugees, and not the “face of terror.” But Donald had something to say about that! “It’s not fear and terror, it’s reality. Look at California, look at Paris…this is not the case when he introduced the doctor, but that’s not what you have in this line of migration. Where are the women? Very few children. Strong, powerful men and young.”
None of the other four candidates – including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich specifially went after Obama’s SOTU, but they sure tore into him with huge fury for just about every policy of his eight years in the White House.
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