Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
IT | By Emmett Cole

Trump's Speech Offers Democrats Sugar and Vinegar

Trump's Speech Offers Democrats Sugar and Vinegar

"It's really quite a sad thing when you know that we'll be talking about something that applies to the health and life - health and ability to have other children of women", she said when asked by The Daily Caller. He retaliated by canceling her trip to Afghanistan to visit US troops.

"You weren't supposed to do that", Trump joked, as even the congresswoman who said "we're gonna impeach the motherf***er" smiled and cheered.

Wearing the color of the suffragists, the Democratic women of the House put on a stunning display of solidarity during the State of the Union address Tuesday. In Trump's case, he opened this period of partisan power sharing with a relentless confrontation over his proposed border wall, resulting in a record-breaking 35-day partial government shutdown.

The president was surrounded by symbols of his emboldened political opposition.

Stationed behind Trump's right shoulder, Pence "was, at some points, at an nearly 45-degree angle leaning away from Pelosi", said Dudley, who watched this year's address on her TV and silently played last year's on her laptop alongside it to get a more accurate comparison of the vice president's body language.

But then, even while the president may have to win over some unconvinced voters in 2020, he also will have to hold onto his base.

The hands like arrows, the extended eye contact-There was absolutely no mistaking her message.

Trump derided Abrams as "unqualified" for statewide office during her gubernatorial campaign. "The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the President of the United States, one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people - but our values".

A spokesperson for the California Democrat confirmed it was a copy of Trump's speech, according to the New York Times.

The increase is due to population growth - and not something Trump can credit to any of his policies.

Turning to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president, Trump defended his decisions to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

"But none of these ambitions are possible without the bedrock guarantee of our right to vote", she said.

With another shutdown looming next week unless Trump can strike a deal with Democrats over his proposed border wall, the president shied away from calling a national emergency to build the wall.

Speaking in front of a record number of female House members - many of who wore white in a nod to the US suffragist movement - he appeared surprised to receive applause from all sides when he declared that there were now more women in the workforce and more women in Congress than ever before.

Trump defended his contentious plans to reduce US troop levels in Syria and Afghanistan.

Can Trump's address win the support he needs?

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