Fact Check: Annotated State Of The Union Address And Democratic Response

09 February, 2019, 17:42 | Author: Carlos George
  • President Trump: Democrats do nothing to secure border, national emergency still possible

For the second year in a row, Trump's State of the Union address follows shortly after the federal government reopened following a multiday shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was praised by Democrats for her hard-line negotiating during the shutdown, sat behind Trump as he spoke.

Shutdown plans? A national emergency?

He's teased the possibility of declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding if Congress doesn't act, though it appeared unlikely he would take that step Tuesday night.

Payne said 2020 candidates should heed how Abrams speaks to liberals in the party's base, but also to voters in conservative states like Georgia.

With the new February 15 funding deadline looming, Trump is expected to use his address to outline his demands, which still include funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Republican strategist and former White House official Raj Shah said the speech will offer the president the opportunity to rise above the "pettiness" of the last few weeks.

There will be no better indication of the dramatic swing in the balance of power in Washington than the presence of Pelosi.

The divide was stark from the moment Trump entered the House of Representatives chamber, with Republicans scrumming to shake his hands, but most Democrats keeping out of the way.

The senior administration official was asked several times Friday whether the president and his top aides believe a call for "unity" will resonate with Democrats and the American public since Trump spends time each day harshly criticizing the opposition party.

But he also threatened those who turn their backs on the president. What lines will prompt applause from Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey. Earlier today, the White House released the special guests of the evening.

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Stacey Abrams, who almost became both the first African-American and first woman governor of Georgia, landed a few jabs against President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address while calling for an economic boost for working and middle-class Americans.

According to an excerpt, the President will say: "Together, we can break decades of political stalemate, we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future".

Some Democrats have invited guests to the speech to highlight various causes, some at odds with Trump's policies, making a raucous atmosphere possible inside the House chamber.

"I really think it's going to be a speech that's going to cover a lot of territory, but part of it's going to be unity", Trump said last week.

"He's calling for cooperation, and he's calling for comity, c-o-m-i-t-y, and also compromise".

In United States' history, there has never been a speech for the State of the Union Address given during a government shut-down. "He will be asking for bipartisan support to make that happen", said White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway. Foreign policy and his trade agenda are also likely to come up as discussion points, said Panagopoulos. "Legislative Republicans fell in line with Trump because they were afraid of him and his supporters and if that support is eroding, the end will be quick".

Commenting on the Pentagon's decision, Trump stated that while a wall would be "soooo much easier and less expensive" than sending troops, the measure was necessary to stop the "Invasion of Illegals" trying to gain entry into the US.

Trump's address amounted to an opening argument for his re-election campaign.

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address.

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