"After he dragged our country through the longest government shutdown in American history, President Trump had an opportunity tonight to show people in New Mexico that he would change course. The decision is ours to make".
Trump also said that "foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations" are the only things that can hold the country back. "Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards".
Trump also seemed to take a shot at special council Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, saying, "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there can not be war and investigation".
Trump is making his second State of the Union address with a new backdrop: for the first time a Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi of California, will be looking over Trump's shoulder as he speaks in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. And with Trump in the White House and the 2020 Democratic race already in full swing, it was prime season for reaction shots of Democrats deeply disgruntled about Trump's pronouncements.
With another shutdown looming next week unless Trump can strike a deal with Democrats over his proposed border wall, the president shied away from calling a national emergency to build the wall. Axios published a guest list of people invited by Democrats.
Abrams then shifted her speech to address the Republican Party more generally, saying hard-working people are falling behind because of Republicans who don't know their constituents.
During an off-the-record lunch for television anchors on Tuesday before the speech, Trump offered scathing assessments of a number of leading Democrats, including some lining up to run against him next year.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA invited Sajid Shahriar, a MA labor leader who, as an employee of the federal housing department, was also furloughed during the record-long government shutdown during late December and most of January. "Only since Donald Trump became president, they decide to oppose it". If he is really serious about unity, he should stop demonizing those who seek safety in our country and start working in good faith with Congress on immigration, effective border security, and funding the government.
And independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered his own response broadcast on his social media platforms once Abrams has concluded.
Trump reached out by calling for lower healthcare costs, a proposal to eliminate HIV, and infrastructure spending, but also hit out at "partisan investigations", made remarks on divisive cultural issues and repeated controversial criticisms of illegal immigrants.
So sure, thank you, Trump.
Late last month, Sen. But the speech did not include any mention of the racist medical school yearbook picture that has threatened Northam's political career.
Trump spoke at a critical moment in his presidency, staring down a two-year stretch that will determine whether he is re-elected or leaves office in defeat.
The summit could help break a deadlock in U.S. Trump's approval rating sank steadily during the shutdown, as opinion polls showed more Americans blamed him than Democrats for the impasse that resulted in 800,000 federal workers being furloughed or forced to work without pay. "All Americans can be proud that. exactly one century after the Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before", he said.