US President Donald Trump's second State of the Union (SOTU) is likely to be as close as possible to a political rally burnished by the veneer of a historic setting despite White House spin that Trump will call for "optimism and unity". He also plans to confer with his speechwriting and communications teams to put "finishing touches" on the nationally televised address.
The president will deliver the belated annual address before a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. EST in the House chamber, and will include the U.S. (Not to mention the fact that her husband uses the mantle of the presidency - frequently, if not primarily - to make fun of people online.) But the SOTU invitation does clarify her anti-bullying initiative: the First Lady wants Americans to stop being mean to everyone named Trump.
"Anybody who's sitting there with their arms folded ... looking like they sucked on ... lemons, that's not on him because he's calling for unity, he's calling for working together", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News of Democratic lawmakers.
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Pelosi, in a message to fellow House Democrats on Monday night, said: "I am hopeful that tomorrow, we will hear a commitment from the president on issues that have bipartisan support in the Congress and the country, such as lowering the price of prescription drugs and rebuilding America's infrastructure". "She's doing a bad disservice to our country".
She has shown no sign of budging from her opposition to Trump's wall-funding demand.
Democrats, emboldened after the midterm elections and the recent shutdown fight, see little evidence of a president willing to compromise. Teasing a dramatic announcement is the only thing that might get large numbers of people to tune in to a speech they know will be poorly written, racist and full of lies. "He's going to lay out the case".
He said: "President Trump will report tonight on the state of our union". The counter-puncher in chief charged Schumer with being "upset that he didn't win the Senate, after spending a fortune, like he thought he would".
Don't expect the president to alter his border wall rhetoric for the prime time address. Joe Manchin had to take a shot at members of his own party who refused to stand when the president entered the House chamber, describing their behavior as "disrespectful". And his approval rating held at 40 per cent, suggesting his failure to secure wall funding in the first shutdown hasn't done long-term damage to his standing with his political base. "They've been doing it for decades", she said. That was about the time Donald J. Trump became president... He has said the wall, which he initially said Mexico would pay for, is needed to deter illegal immigration and drugs.