Locals React to President Trump's First State of the Union Address

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Locals React to President Trump's First State of the Union Address

In the speech, which lasted for more than an hour, Trump said he wanted to work with Democrats to bring about change.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the president has "managed with his proposal right now to tee off both the far right and the far left".

President Donald Trump, battling a probe into his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation and struggling to sell Americans on his leadership abilities, will take credit for economic gains in the past year in an address to Congress on Tuesday night.

Despite the president's attempt to win bipartisan support, analysts say obstacles remain to cooperation between Republicans and Democrats.

Despite his calls for bipartisanship, Mr Trump spoke with tensions running high on Capitol Hill.

He also stressed the need of erecting a border wall to close the doors to "criminals and terrorists".

Colbert continued to mock Trump in his opening monologue.

He called North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons "reckless" and a threat to America and its allies.

The president also said he was "committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need" on Tuesday night, but he offered few specifics about his plan for battling the scourge. Jonathan Merker, a junior studying politics and philosophy and president of PSSA, said the event functioned more as an academic gathering than a partisan one.

As he looks for wins on domestic policy issues, Trump's handling of a special counsel's probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be closely scrutinized. For two years, the President has talked about pushing a $1 trillion package for new roads and bridges, but never set out any details.

"America is a nation of builders". We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year.

Grisham previously told the Associated Press that the first lady "does not concern herself with what others think about her fashion and always stays true to herself".

Following that tradition, Tuesday's speech saw the NBC topping the Big 4 in the meter market ratings as they did past year when he first addressed Congress.

The center did a broader analysis based on cuts proposed in a Republican bill dubbed "Securing America's Future Act", which in addition to ending the visa lottery and cutting back family-based immigration, would reduce the number of refugees and asylees admitted into the USA by more than half.

Declaring "the era of economic surrender" over, Trump said he would fix bad trade deals and negotiate new ones.

"America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation's wealth", said the President, although avoiding a direct mention of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now in effect with Mexico and Canada.

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