The American Civil Liberties Union issued a complaint about the president’s frequent use of the word “America” in his State of the Union address.
Faiz Shakir, the ACLU’s national political director, said that the “America” President Donald Trump talked about is “exclusionary,” CNS News reported.
The word “America” was said over 80 times in Trump’s speech, according to Shakir’s statement.
“Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities,” the statement read. “The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls.”
The political director was referencing the fact that the fate of “Dreamers” — the illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and were protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — is still up in the air. – READ MORE
An “instant” poll of viewers who watched President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night found that 75% approved of the speech, while only 25% disapproved — a 50-point margin in the president’s favor.
— Anthony Salvanto (@SalvantoCBS) January 31, 2018
CBS News remarked: “Eight in 10 Americans who watched tonight felt that the president was trying to unite the country, rather than divide it.”
The CBS News / YouGov poll may have been skewed somewhat by the fact that more Republicans watched the speech than Democrats. – READ MORE
President Donald Trump used his first official State of the Union address to propose a compromise on immigration. While offering an amnesty to 1.8 million so-called “Dreamers” — illegal aliens who entered the country as minors — Trump also insisted that “Americans are dreamers, too.”
So tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties — Democrats and Republicans — to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed. My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans — to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers too. – READ MORE
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said his ongoing work to cut regulations and governmental red tape will enhance the American economy.
Trump pointed specifically to the city of Detroit, Michigan, which has seen an increase in urban blight and unemployment.
Trump said previously-enacted regulations “crippled” the American auto industry, hurting the Motor City. – READ MORE