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Trump delivers the most politicized State of the Union in modern times

Washington (CNN)If elections are won by defiant showmanship alone, Donald Trump, the grand political illusionist, will waltz to a second term in November.In the most politicized State of the Union address in modern times, the President took the choreography of an annual America ritual to new levels on Tuesday night at a fraught moment in the nation's history.And he spelled out a daunting warning to a band of Democrats who couldn't even cobble together a winner in the Iowa caucuses on Monday that he's an effective, relentless political communicator who will stop at nothing to win.In two stunning moments that book-ended the evening, Trump, as he began his speech, turned his back on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's outstretched hand in a snub that ...
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