CNN's Jake Tapper said President Trump's State of the Union was a "full embrace" of who he is -- somebody from the world of reality television trying to create moments for the American people to experience.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN: It really was striking for a number of reasons, Wolf. But one of them is while we are used to since the days of Ronald Reagan a president going to people in the First Lady's box to illustrate some sort of policy point or some sort of American note. Whether it's honoring troops or talking about education.
We have never seen and I suppose this comes from the president's history in reality television, and I don't mean this in a pejorative way in any way, but we've never really seen a scholarship given. Which is what the president did with the young girl from Philadelphia.
We've seen the type of thing where a war hero like the Tuskegee Airman, Brigadier General (Col.) McGee, we've seen that honored. And that was a lovely moment to have a 101-year-old Tuskegee Airman there with his grandson who wants to be in the Space Force. President Trump telling a little girl that's she's going to get a scholarship. President Trump announcing that there is a soldier coming home and reuniting with his wife and children. We've never seen anything like that before. And obviously the surprise Medal of Freedom that the First Lady bestowed upon Rush Limbaugh where he seemed rather shocked. This is a true and full embrace of who this president is which is somebody from the world of reality television. Where he was trying to have these moments for the American people to experience. And it worked on a lot of people.