President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night, coming at a time where the threat of another government shutdown looming due to a partisan over his border wall and multiple investigations into his campaign’s contacts with Russia. The President called for unity again and again, delivering a speech that was a sharp contrast to the last month of digging in his heels during a 35-day government shutdown and almost two years of political battles during his administration.
Facing a newly divided Congress in his State of the Union address, Trump made a call for cooperation and unity to the nation’s lawmakers, though persisted in his own uncompromising call for a barrier along the southern border wall.
The president did not directly threaten another government shutdown, though he called on both Republicans and Democrats to “join forces” and pass a bill in the next 10 days. He emphasized the benefits of legal immigration to the country, saying “I want people to come into our country, in the largest numbers ever. But they have to come in legally.”
You can read more from the President’s State of the Union address — as well as the Democratic response from Stacey Abrams — in the article below.
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