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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

State of the Union

Lloyd Green at The Hill:
President Trump’s first State of the Union aimed for national unity, but will likely leave America as divided as it was before he delivered his speech. Nearly 60 percent of the country believes it is headed in the wrong direction. Meanwhile, the continued downward slope of unemployment has not made our politics any less acrid. Nor has the running of Wall Street’s bulls drowned out the footsteps of Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the Oval Office and those closest to Donald Trump.
Tuesday night, the president attempted to speak to the country as a whole, but if past is prelude, the divides will remain. Indeed, after the speech, Trump left no doubt about that, caught on a hot mic saying that he would definitely release the Devin Nunes memo.