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President Trump Calls for Rejection of ‘Politics of Revenge’ in State of the Union...

“We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution,” Trump told Congress near the beginning of his State of the Union address, claiming in his speech that he is putting forward “the agenda of the United States.” Yet it didn’t take long for Trump’s irritation at Democrats to rise to the surface. “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations,” the President said to only a smattering of applause. Sections on fairer drug pricing, criminal justice revisions and combating HIV/AIDS have been included in a nod to areas that have garnered bipartisan support. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused the President of “blatant hypocrisy” in remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday. ‘I will get it built’ He also made clear he is not wavering on his demand for a $5 billion border wall — which Democrats have declared a nonstarter — even as he pulls out rhetorical flourishes envisioning a post-partisan Washington. After a 35-day government shutdown that resulted in no border wall, Trump vowed to “get it built” during his State of the Union address. It now appears more likely he’ll declare a national emergency on the southern border as a way to secure the wall money without congressional approval. Asked Tuesday whether Trump will directly address the state of divided government in Washington, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters that he will call for unity with Democrats — which “implicitly” addresses that divisiveness. “He is, in the way that he’s calling for bipartisanship and unity,” she said. “That implicitly addresses the fact that there’s a divided government.” “But that doesn’t mean they can’t work together,” she continued, pointing to bipartisan efforts on criminal justice.

Trump Loves Using Kids as Political Props: State of the Union Edition

Based on early reports, Trump will call for bipartisan “unity” hours after attacking Chuck Schumer on Twitter, and probably hours before attacking Stacey Abrams, Bernie Sanders, the New England Patriots, and whoever else he believes has grievously wronged him, in the spirit of a Real Housewife of Orange County several liters of Chardonnay deep. No, this child was not taken from his parents at the border thanks to the administration‘s family-separation policy. Nor is he a refugee, an undocumented immigrant, Latino, Black, Jewish, L.G.B.T.Q., or any other individual victimized on a daily basis thanks to this administration. Instead: An 11-year-old boy who says he’s been bullied because of his last name—Trump—will be one of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s guests at the State of the Union on Tuesday, the White House announced. Inviting him to sit in the SOTU audience and highlighting his plight is the height of rich, though, considering: 1) the president would be unlikely to show such sympathy toward any bullied individual who didn’t share his last name; 2) all of the kids Trump’s policies have hurt just as badly, if not worse; and 3) he is literally known for spending valuable “Executive Time” coming up with nicknames to mock his enemies: On the other hand, it’s not entirely surprising the administration would think this was a good idea, and not just because the cognitive dissonance is strong with this group. Using children as political props has been their thing for some time now. Before Joshua, there was the letter from then-10-year-old Frank, whose request to mow the White House lawn was read aloud by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and bizarrely used to back Trump’s calls to restrict legal immigration. Before that, there was Dylan Harbin, a.k.a. To be fair, you can understand why the White House wouldn’t want to discuss the Treasury announcing the U.S. will borrow $1 trillion for a second year in a row to finance the deficit, given that part of the reason is the tax cuts corporations just had to have, in addition to government spending increases. Even Bloomberg is panning Amazon’s New York tax breaks “You read in the paper Amazon opened one of their new two headquarters, or are in the process of doing it, very close to here.
Nancy Pelosi's clapback steals Trump's show

Nancy Pelosi’s clapback steals Trump’s show

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's condescending clapping gets an internet ovation. CNN's Jeanne Moos has eye-rolling and head-shaking at the State of the Union. #CNN #News
Did Trump's State of the Union message resonate with voters?

Did Trump’s State of the Union message resonate with voters?

Pollster Lee Carter shares voter dials from the president's address. Watch President Trump's full speech here: https://youtu.be/TXep_uf-ESY #FoxandFriends #FoxNews #SOTU FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and…
10-year-old cancer survivor describes attending the SOTU

10-year-old cancer survivor describes attending the SOTU

Grace Eline attended the State of the Union as Melania Trump's guest. She tells her inspirational story and reacts to being recognized by President Trump on 'Fox & Friends.' Watch President Trump's full speech here: https://youtu.be/TXep_uf-ESY #FoxandFriends #FoxNews #SOTU FOX…
CNN gives Trump's State of the Union a reality check

CNN gives Trump’s State of the Union a reality check

CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a look at immigration claims made by President Donald Trump during his second State of the Union address. #CNN #News
Merkley: Willing To Listen If Trump Abandons Intense Effort To Divide Americans’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Merkley: Willing To Listen If Trump Abandons Intense Effort To Divide Americans’ | MTP...

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) joins MTP Daily to discuss President Trump’s State of the Union address and the ongoing border wall fight. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as…
2020 Democratics Rebuke Trump With State Of The Union Guests | MTP Daily | MSNBC

2020 Democratics Rebuke Trump With State Of The Union Guests | MTP Daily |...

Tonight in 2020 Vision: Democratic candidates are proving you don’t have to be on the stage tonight to deliver a message. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed…
State Of The Union: Theater Of The Absurd? | MTP Daily | MSNBC

State Of The Union: Theater Of The Absurd? | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Chuck previews the State of the Union, and how Trump is already bucking the theme of “unity.” » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as informed perspectives. Find video clips…
What Is The State Of The U.S. Economy? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

What Is The State Of The U.S. Economy? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi break down the state of the economy and who is actually winning on everything from wages to home sales to taxes. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc…