Trump 2017 State of the Union Address

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    Trump 2017 State of the Union Address

    What do you expect tonight?

    What do you want to hear?

    What do you think Trump needs to do tonight?

    One thing I definitely expect - this will be the most watched State of the Union address ever.

    Let's discuss and follow the speech here.
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    Is it officially a State of the Union address? I keep hearing it referenced as a "joint address to Congress." I assume it is basically the same thing, but I honestly did not know he was addressing congress until someone posted here last week than the former KY Governor was giving the response.

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    Tradition alone says it's not a state of the union address until the end of the first year in office. Not sure why but that's been the way.

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    I did not know that. I have heard some media outlets calling it The State of the Union Address and I have heard some referring to it as speech to a joint session of Congress

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    Since the President is required to give information on the State of The Union yearly, tonight's speech would be fulfilling a constitutional duty of the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballfamily View Post
    Since the President is required to give information on the State of The Union yearly, tonight's speech would be fulfilling a constitutional duty of the office.
    Tradition alone makes the speech an annual one and tradition states that it's a state of the union only after the first full year, as a new president is considered unable to adequately describe the complete state of the union after only a short time in office.

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    I believe the most prickly issue for Trump tonight is going to be the immigration / national protectionism issue. We have what basically amounts to American terrorism against foreigners taking place. We have Jews being targeted. Get out of "my country " is becoming an accepted battle cry against immigrants. And with all of this background Trump apparently is going to feature tonight three Americans who have been attacked in some way by illegal immigrants. This issue is going to be talked about after the speech tonight.

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    I am interested in how the audience reacts to things. A cool tradition of the address are the standing ovations or declining to clap at matters as a sign of disagreement. I can see a lot of eyes looking each which way to see if this congressional leader is going to sit or stand before following suit.

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    Good point Bugatti. With the militancy we are seeing on the Democratic side of things that will be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Good point Bugatti. With the militancy we are seeing on the Democratic side of things that will be interesting.
    I think it will be equally as interesting to see what the Republican Congressmen publicly applaud. It seems most have tolerated President Trump rather than embracing him so far, mainly through silence. I'm curious where they appease him with cheers and if he has any areas with lukewarm response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bipsic View Post
    I think it will be equally as interesting to see what the Republican Congressmen publicly applaud. It seems most have tolerated President Trump rather than embracing him so far, mainly through silence. I'm curious where they appease him with cheers and if he has any areas with lukewarm response.
    Free trade, Obamacare reform and the budget/deficit are three topics where there seems to be a split within Republicans

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    I can't watch because it's past my bedtime. But after hearing our speaker today ar lunch, it seems that Congress is most looking for direction from President Trump with regard to repeal/replace AHCA and hints of his intentions regrading tax reform.

    Surprisingly, in my opinion, immigration seemed to be way down the list.

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    It sounds like Trump may propose comprehensive immigration reform tonight. If he gets the R's and D's to agree on THAT, he will go down as one of the all time great presidents...not saying he will but if he does...wow...

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    How in the world do you find fault with his itinerary for America?

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    Even when he talked about creating jobs the dems sat on their hands. Safe to say they do not have the peoples interest on their mind. Sour to the end. Sincerely sorry your criminal didn't get elected. Not!

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