Bonjean: Despite bipartisan sheen, Trump’s speech spoke to his base

Bonjean: Despite bipartisan sheen, Trump’s speech spoke to his base

“While there were many unifying moments, the president took time to appeal to his base over issues that split the parties such as investigations, immigration and abortion,” said Ron Bonjean, a longtime Republican strategist in Washington.

“Nothing has changed after tonight’s delivery by Trump because both sides are simply too dug in to allow any sort of major compromise legislation to occur,” Bonjean said.