Currents News Staff
President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address to the nation from the U.S. Capitol, just hours away from an expected acquittal in his Senate impeachment trial.
He voided any mention of impeachment, and focused instead on topics like the strong economy,
“Our country is thriving and highly respected again,” he said. “I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been.”
He also highlighted a new trade deal. “Six days ago I replaced NAFTA and signed the brand new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law,” told the country during his address.
Trump also touched on immigration saying, “illegal crossings are down 7 percent since May, dropping eight straight months in a row.”
The Democrats pushed back in their response to the president’s speech, saying the booming economy is not helping everyone,
“It doesn’t matter what the president says about the stock market,” said Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. “What matters is that millions of people struggle to get by, or don’t have enough money at the end of the month.”
Democrats also said not enough is being done in Washington on issues like healthcare, student debt and infrastructure.
“Everyone in this country benefits when we invest in infrastructure. Congressional Democrats have presented proposals to keep us moving forward,” Gov. Whitmer added.