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Heather Kerrigan

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State of the Union Address and Democratic Response : January 30, 2018
State of the Union Address and Democratic Response
Heather Kerrigan

On January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump delivered the first State of the Union address of his presidency. The White House promised that the president would seek to strike a bipartisan tone, looking to bring together a nation deeply divided since the 2016 election. At the time of his speech, the Trump administration was facing record-low approval ratings and was subject to a federal investigation into alleged interactions between his campaign and the Russian government. But the administration was also celebrating its recent legislative victory, a tax cut bill that the president said would provide significant relief to middle-class Americans. ...

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