Tag Archives: SOTU

GOP Leaders Of Michigan And North Carolina Offer To Host Trump’s SOTU At Their State Capitol Buildings

Mediaite reports: The GOP House Speakers of two states have invited President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union from their respective state capitols. “Due to the unavailability of the United States House of Representatives for your State of the Union address, I would like to extend to you an official invite to deliver your address in the …

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Trump Campaign Money Beg: Pelosi Has “Illegitimately Disinvited” Me From My VERY Important SOTU Address

Talking Points Memo reports: The Trump campaign on Thursday issued a fundraising pitch centered on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request to reschedule this year’s State of the Union speech until the government is reopened. President Trump claimed in a campaign email sent to supporters that Democrats “illegitimately ‘disinvited’ me from making my scheduled and VERY important State of the Union …

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Rand Paul: Pelosi Postponing The SOTU Is An Affront To Americans, Trump Should Just Do It Before The Senate

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: In response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) recommendation that President Donald Trump postpone his State of the Union speech until the government reopens, due to concerns about security, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an alternate proposal: ignore the security concerns entirely and just hold the event in the Senate chamber. Appearing …

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Pelosi To Trump: Delay SOTU Until Shutdown Is Over

CNBC reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump in a letter Wednesday to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down. Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited “security concerns” related to the shutdown’s effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Ad Slams “Disgraceful” Dems For Failing To Applaud Their Glorious Leader During SOTU

The Washington Examiner reports: The Trump campaign released an ad today featuring Democrats’ “disgraceful” reaction to his State of the Union address Jan. 30. The advertisement from Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. highlighted moments from the speech when Trump touted accomplishments of his administration, all the while Democrat lawmakers refrained from clapping, showing any sort of positive reaction, and …

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Trump: Not Applauding For Me Is “Treasonous” [VIDEO]

The right wing Townhall reports: During a speech touting the Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Blue Ash, Ohio, President Trump railed against Democrats for being dead silent during his State of the Union address. Even when he was sharing positive, bipartisan news on the economy, Trump looked over at the Democrats and saw few smiles. It was “very …

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PREDICTABLE: Trump Lies About SOTU Viewership

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump reached an audience of 45.6 million people for his first State of the Union address, not enough to give him bragging rights over his predecessor. But that didn’t stop Trump from saying his address had more viewers than any other. The Nielsen company said former President Barack Obama drew 48 million people for his …

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Trump Trails Obama In TV Ratings For First SOTU

Variety reports: Viewership of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address is down slightly in the Nielsen ratings compared to his first televised address to Congress last February as well as President Barack Obama’s first such address. On broadcast, Tuesday’s coverage of the speech drew 7.1 million viewers on NBC, 7 million on CBS, 5.4 million on ABC, …

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White House Brags SOTU “Nearly Broke” Applause Record, Links To Supercut Clip Of Applause [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: If Fox News acts like the state-run-media of the Trump administration, as some media critics have suggested, then the Daily Caller is its younger, more embarrassing state-media sibling. And the website finally got some of that White House attention they’ve been craving by publishing an article fawning over the number of claps the president received during his State …

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Jimmy Fallon Channels Trump Before SOTU [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Late-night host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday channeled his impersonation of President Trump in a skit showing preparations for the State of the Union. In the sketch for NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the late-night host speaks to individuals impersonating White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and former President Barack Obama. “I can’t believe …

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WaPo Blasts Trump’s “Hollow And Divisive” SOTU

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Have a president’s words ever rung more hollow? In his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump spoke of “what kind of nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people and one American family.” Yet Mr. Trump could not avoid, even for …

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POLL: 48% Found SOTU To Be “Very Positive”

CNN reports: Almost half of Americans who watched President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address — 48% — say they had a “very positive” impression of the speech, down from 57% of speech-watchers after his first address to match Barack Obama’s rating after his first State of the Union address, according to a new CNN poll conducted by …

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Fact-Checking Site PolitiFact Crashes During SOTU

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address proved too much for non-partisan fact-checking site PolitiFact Tuesday night. The website saw its servers crash for six minutes during the President’s speech. “Welp … our website just crashed. Thanks for reading ?!!? We’ll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened,” the website tweeted, citing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Rep. Joe Kennedy Delivers SOTU Response

CNN reports: In his response to the State of the Union address, Rep. Joe Kennedy is set to indirectly refer to President Donald Trump as a “bully,” according to excerpts provided ahead of his speech. “Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark,” the Massachusetts Democrat will say, according to excerpts released by his office. “But they have …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s State Of The Union Address

USA Today reports: President Trump said he’s learned that he can’t always run the government like a business because millions of people are impacted by the decisions he makes as president. “When you’re a businessperson, you don’t have to worry about your heart, the heart. You really do what’s best for you — you know, for almost purely monetary reasons,” …

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Nazi Richard Spencer Hails SOTU Co-Author Stephen Miller For Making Trump More Extreme On Immigration

The SPLC reports: Richard Spencer — a figurehead for the white nationalist “alt-right” — praised Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller for pushing the president further to the right on immigration. Speaking on his “Alt-Right” podcast on January 24, Spencer stated, “Stephen Miller is singularly responsible for the fact that A: DACA isn’t just some heartwarming bill that he signs …

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Far-Right GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Asks Capitol Police To Arrest Dreamers At SOTU, Paul Ryan Shoots Him Down

CNN reports: Rep. Paul Gosar said he requested that US Capitol Police arrest undocumented immigrants attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. The Arizona Republican, who is known as an immigration hardliner, tweeted his request that police “consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.” …

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Trump 2020 Campaign: Give Us At Least $35 And We’ll Stream Your Name On Our Site During SOTU Address

Splinter News reports: Want to see your name flash across the stream of a broadcast of tonight’s State of the Union address? Well, now you can, for the low low price of a $35 donation to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “This is a movement. It’s not about just one of us. It’s about ALL of us. Which is why your …

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Conway: Democrats Are Bound By “Reflexive Hate”

Talking Points Memo reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday accused Democrats of being “so bound by their reflexive hate” and claimed the reason they’re opposed to the White House’s immigration plan is because it takes “away a blunt instrument from the Democrats in the midterms.” “They are so bound by their reflexive hate,” she said. “’Obstruct, resist, stop, …

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GOP Issues Tickets For Trump’s State Of The “Uniom”

Raw Story reports: On Monday, journalists on Twitter noted something odd about tickets to tomorrow’s State of the Union — that the term “union” was misspelled as “uniom.” This isn’t the first time a Trump-related typo has made waves. After President Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey last year, his lawyer issued an error-laden statement that included the …

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