I guess President Trump has met his match in Nancy Pelosi and the Republicans that badly wanted the wall are calling him a wimp for backing down.
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Trump calls for rejection of 'politics of revenge' in speech that jabs Democrats. President Donald Trump appeared before a divided Congress for the first time on Tuesday to appeal to lawmakers' sense of unity at a moment of deepening partisan spite.
His calls for conciliation -- which did not address his role in inflaming partisan divisions -- were met with mostly stone-faced silence from Democrats, who bitterly oppose most of his agenda and whose memories are still fresh with the 35-day government shutdown. (Read the transcript.)
Trump focused on some of his core agenda items: immigration, the economy, infrastructure, drug prices and national security. CNN vetted the President's claims.
Democratic Party rising star Stacey Abrams sharply criticized the Trump administration and Republican leadership in her response to the President's State of the Union address. Ref. CNN.
Trump is first modern president to hire his customers - including as US ambassadors
Presidents have long rewarded friends and allies with government posts, but Trump is the first modern president to also hire his customers. He nominated three of his golf clubs’ members last year to serve as U.S. Ambassadors, a review by USA TODAY found. Ref. USAToday.
Too bad they didn't act on that discussion but there is still time for it to happen so we don't have to wait til the elections are due.
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