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Bibi1581 Blog For 01/31/2018: Morning Edition

1…………> A Moment Or Eternity: Trump

“There has never been a better time to start living the American dream. “Tonight I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens, of every background, color and creed.” a bullish President Trump proclaimed a “new American moment” as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech to Congress. 

As 40 million television viewers were watching his address, he implored the nation to come together as “one team, one people and one American family, building a safe, strong and proud America”. 



2…………> Sins Of Ayatollah Obama: Trump’s Speech

“In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield — including the ISIS leader, (Abu Bakr) al-Baghdadi, who we captured, who we had, who we released. So today, I am keeping another promise,” Trump said, referring to the terror group by its other name, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. 

“When possible, we have no choice but to annihilate them. When necessary, we must be able to detain and question them. But we must be clear: Terrorists are not merely criminals. They are unlawful enemy combatants. And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are. I am also asking Congress to ensure that in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaida, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. In many cases, for them, it will now be Guantanamo,” Trump declared.




3…………> Stone Cold Bipartisanship: Pelosi

“Tonight, I call on all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we are elected to serve,” Trump said in a sign of a compromise, extending an olive branch to the opposition party.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was unmoved by president’s speech, leading a “wall of silence” as her colleagues scowled as President Trump touted soaring jobs numbers, sat stone-faced when he honored veterans, and one even walked out after becoming triggered by a patriotic chant, showing no inclination to accept his call for bipartisanship.

Frank Luntz


Why are @TheDemocrats not applauding job growth, higher wages and the drop in Latino and African-American unemployment?
I thought economic success is good for everyone regardless of party. #SOTU

6:23 PM – Jan 30, 2018
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez walked out after chants of “USA, USA!” erupted in the House chamber of the Capitol Building. After the speech, the Illinois Democrat quipped that, “whoever translated it for him from Russian did a good job.” 

Katie Pavlich


Entire row of Democrats refusing to stand for family whose two girls were murdered by MS-13 #SOTU

6:50 PM – Jan 30, 2018
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Afterward, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Trump’s call for unity, after a year of “divisive actions, petty insults and disgraceful race-baiting … ring hollow.”



4…………> Stand By Your Man: Democrats

“The state of our union is strong because our people are strong,” Trump said. “And together, we are building a safe, strong and proud America,” President Trump said as he laid out his administration’s plans on a variety of issues, including immigration, national security, and he pushed for bipartisanship with Democrats on infrastructure issues, such as rebuilding roads and bridges, and the fight against ISIS.

Politicians and pundits took to Twitter to react to Trump’s address, with many lamenting that Democrats were noticeably angry and mostly refused to applaud the president.



5…………>They’re Back in the 60s’: 

 Pundits ripped Congressional Black Caucus for staying seated at SOTU, as the roughly 45-member, all-Democrat group were determined to show their rejection of Trump’s policies and his alleged derogatory remarks about African nations.

Members during the address chose not to stand when Trump honored Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and praised his resolve for returning to work less than four months after he “took a bullet” from a gunman and “almost died.”
And they chose not join in the applause for a 12-year-old boy in the gallery whom Trump praised for putting flags on soldiers’ graves on Veterans Day.  



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