Here’s a look at some of the attendees.
Trump also advocated for an immigration proposal that would allow up to 1.8 undocumented immigrants to remain in the country while funding a border wall, ending the visa lottery system and reforming family immigration rules. The president reminded the audience that his first priority is to Americans, and he stole one of the Democrats’ most cherished metaphors to do so. I had vigorously campaigned on behalf of his challengers each cycle.
The theme of Trump’s address will be “building a safe, strong, and proud America”, a senior White House official said in a briefing with reporters last week. The son of Haitian immigrants, Kelly says Raoul’s very presence is a rebuke to Trump’s disparagement of Haiti. I sat politely when I disagreed.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also announced that she is not attending. But I was there along with my Republican colleagues.
But as history has taught us….a house divided can not stand. We applauded when we found common ground. I think foreign relations maybe not so good.
And coming from the left and the right, they hope the president brings a message of unity.
Referencing a United Nations vote in December, in which the world body voted overwhelmingly (128-9) to reject the president’s unilateral move, the president elevated his past rhetoric of withdrawing monetary support for such countries into legislation. We can argue vigorously about positions and policies, but do so in a respectful way.
“It’s why we salute our flag. We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated”. “It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it”. He now says he wants to grant them a path to citizenship, but Congress has been unable to come up with a legislative solution for an issue at the center of the recent government shutdown.
“Freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one”.
The parties have also clashed this week over the plans of Republicans on the House intelligence committee to release a classified memo on the Russian Federation investigation involving Trump’s presidential campaign – a decision the White House backs but the Justice Department is fighting.
A Pew survey released last week showed Democratic support for Israel and the Palestinians almost even, while Republicans still heavily favor the Jewish state. It’s pretty hard to win the argument when you don’t even come to the table. “And he was trying to sort of take a giant eraser to all those really divisive tweets to try and find a new way to communicate with the American people”.
We can do better.
If the State of the Union has assumed a reduced importance, however, there were no signs the White House was taking it any less seriously. Let’s recognize those who do so.
As the 47-year-old wife of a 71-year-old man known for past lewd remarks about women, and whose two past divorces became public spectacles, Melania Trump is dogged by speculation that they lead largely separate lives.