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President Trump's 2nd State of the Union Address
Feb 6, 2019 at 02:45 PM

The Quick Facts

  • Last night, President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to the joint houses of Congress. The president spoke for 82 minutes, making his the 3rd-longest SOTU speech in history.
  • A frequent theme of Trump’s address was bipartisanship, as he implored lawmakers to "break decades of political stalemate" and "heal old wounds."
  • The president’s speech spanned many topics, including the economy, immigration, trade, infrastructure, childhood cancer, and abortion. He also condemned the recent investigations into his administration, saying: “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.”
  • On immigration, the president renewed his call for a border wall, and reiterated the threats of illegal immigration.
  • After the speech, Georgia politician Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic rebuttal, in which she outlined Democrats’ vision for lower health care costs, as well as called for an end to voter suppression.

Food For Thought

Did President Trump deliver a good State of the Union address? What were the strengths and weaknesses of the speech?

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