These Two SOTU Reactions Expose The Democrat 'Women In White'

Justin Fairfax speaks during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Richmond Va. Feb. 2 2019

Pelosi refused to invite the President to deliver the State Of The Union in the House - as is her prerogative as Speaker - while the shutdown was ongoing, and Trump in turn cancelled Pelosi's scheduled trip to Afghanistan last month. (AFP/Getty Images) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., poses for a picture with other women ahead of the State of the Union address.

Abortion is an issue that excites many conservatives - especially white, self-described evangelicals - and in Tuesday's speech, Trump appealed to that demographic with sharp criticism of new, controversial abortion measures in Virginia and NY.

"I mean look, for me I think a lot of people don't understand it [socialism]".

Communications specialist and speech coach Ruth Sherman saw "good moments, affectionate moments that warm him up to a country that needs to warm up to him".

Blumenauer also took to Twitter saying, "The amount of damage, division and confusion Trump has inflicted on the American people over the last six weeks (and two years) has intentionally hamstrung our work in Congress".

Prising his own economic policies for the growth of jobs in the US, Mr Trump said, "No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women who have filled 58 per cent of the newly created jobs previous year".

But not necessarily the man who occupies that office, a distinction Pelosi has suggested throughout Trump's presidency.

VPR carried NPR's special live coverage of President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday night - find an annotated version of that speech here - followed by the subsequent Democratic response to the address. Making clear that she viewed him as the leader of the slash-and-burn politics he was now decrying, Pelosi leaned forward, smirking, and clapped right in Trump's face.

Not all of the reactions to Trump's words from Pelosi and Democrats were disapproving.

Tiffany Trump has a track record of appearing to rebel against her father-at least more often than other members of the family. She knows. And she knows that you know.

The moment signaled Pelosi's example to the Democrats she leads.

When he declared that the "state of our union is strong", she shook her head with a tight smile and stayed seated.

The diverse Democratic caucus, which includes a bevy of women, sat silently for much of Trump's speech.

Turning to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president, Trump defended his decisions to withdraw USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

Democrats did not come to the table, and voters blamed Trump for the stalemate.

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