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    State of the Union Address: To the American People

    On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, after a 35-day government shutdown – the longest in U.S. history – President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address. With Vice-President Mike Pence and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seated behind him, President Trump started off with a message of solidarity, stating, β€œThe agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” Trump emphasized unity between the two parties; about the importance of compromise and the similarities both parties share. He reminded Congress that people on both sides want the same things: jobs, fair trade, better infrastructure,…

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    President Trump’s State of the Union: A Review

    On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump gave his highly anticipated first State of the Union speech. With a pin of the American flag and a democratic blue tie, Trump calmly addressed the nation in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Trump began his speech by praising the resiliency of the nation amid floods, fires and gunfire. The president emphasized the country’s economic successes over the past year. He said that since his election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created and wages are rising. He also said that unemployment claims are at a 45 year…