State of the Union Address (5 Feb 2019)

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State of the Union Address (5 Feb 2019)

Cesar Segura, Writer

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 marked the second State of the Union address by United States President Donald Trump. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the State of the Union address as a “a yearly speech given by the U.S. President to Congress and the people to tell them about important things that are affecting the country.”

As with any political event, the nation is divided on the effectiveness of the address. For example, CNN describes the event as “a speech that was, in equal measure, surprisingly bipartisan and deeply divisive,” whereas Fox News reports, “In a speech that was interrupted 102 times by applause, President Trump rocked the House, delivering remarks that were at times moving, funny, inspiring, feisty and visionary.”

As for the content of the address, President Trump once more urges for the building of the wall, saying “…the lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well-being of all Americans,” as well as defending himself with, “…if there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way.”

What do you think about the President’s address? Should it have been so poorly received? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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