WASHINGTON (AP) Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside revenge, resistance and retribution and end ridiculous partisan investigations in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency.
Trump appealed Tuesday night for bipartisanship but refused to yield on the hard-line immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats and forced the recent government shutdown. He renewed his call for a border wall and cast illegal immigration as a threat to Americans safety and economic security.
Trump accepted no blame for his role in cultivating the rancorous atmosphere in the nations capital, and he didnt outline a clear path for collaborating with Democrats who are eager to block his agenda. Their opposition was on vivid display as Democratic congresswomen in the audience formed a sea of white in a nod to early 20th-century suffragettes.