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Trump's State of the Union was an 80-minute victory lap

Trump's State of the Union was an 80-minute victory lap”

"What we heard last night was a disgrace". She avoided citing the customary "high privilege and distinct honor" that usually accompanies the speaker's introduction of the president to Congress.

"As we look ahead, we must build on this historic momentum and focus on the issues that contribute to the strength of Arkansas and America together".

At evening's end, when Pelosi was leaving the Capitol, she said of Trump's address: "It was a manifesto of mistruths".

That's what Pelosi said she was doing during Trump's address to the nation, in which he extolled a "great American comeback" and drew on falsehoods about US energy supremacy, health care and the economy. He routinely calls her "Crazy Nancy" at his campaign rallies.

All but one Republican senator said that Trump, a member of the Republican Party, was "not guilty" of the two charges he faced.

The US president spoke for an hour and 18 minutes, and was seen walking out while receiving compliments from Republican lawmakers.

Trump presented himself as a big improvement over Democratic President Barack Obama, whom he succeeded three years ago, saying he had bolstered US economic growth and increased jobs.

Trump captured MI in 2016 by fewer than 11,000 votes by appealing to lower-earning workers, winning a state that hadn't voted for the GOP presidential candidate since 1988. Whether during times of war or times of peace, times of economic turmoil or economic prosperity, each president has spoken, in his own way, of the enduring strength of our union and the limitless possibilities each of us has to pursue our happiness and live our American dream.

In an awkward moment just before he started speaking, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who led the effort by House Democrats to impeach Trump, extended her hand to him as he took the lectern, but the president declined to take it.

He has never been more popular with Republicans (or more unpopular with Democrats).

"When the framers wrote the constitution, they didn't think someone like me would serve as a United States senator", said Democrat Kamala Harris of California, who is the first senator of Indian or Jamaican ancestry. The president withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. Since then, both have openly criticised each other. The House passed the articles almost by party line on December 18. "Republicans in Washington are trying to take it away".

Whitmer's prominent role also highlighted her party's outreach to women, who've soured on Trump's belligerent style and whose growing support helped Democrats make big gains in suburban districts in 2018.

Trump offered an upbeat portrayal of his presidency in hopes of persuading Americans to give him another four-year term in the November 3 election.He saluted surprise guest Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader, and made cancer-stricken conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh an immediate recipient of the presidential Medal of Freedom, with Trump's wife Melania pinning the ribbon around Limbaugh's neck. Trump, the chief justice then declared, shall "be, and is hereby, acquitted of the charges". His immigration policies are opposed by Democrats. And though there's no sign Pelosi herself is exiting the political stage, there's abundant evidence that she's unburdening herself of any lingering restraint when it comes to Trump.

In a speech largely drafted around the president's domestic agenda, Trump's aides said he planned to spend some time on foreign policy, talking about his diplomatic and military efforts in various regions of the world, including in Afghanistan and Iran.



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