Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Live Blogging The State Of The Union - Part 2

"African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate every recorded" Here, incredibly the black caucus members refuse to applaud.

"And Hispanic unemployment is at its lowest rate ever."

"We enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history." This gets wild and sustained applause, but ONLY from the Republicans."

"We nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone."

"We also doubled the child tax credit."

"The typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill drop by $2,000 slashing that bill in half."

"The core of the disastrous Obamacare, the individual mandate is now gone!" And here, the President himself applauds. The ovation is loud and sustained. But only from GOP members.

Now he introduces owners of a small family business from Ohio -- a business that has finished the best year in its history and the owners are now expanding and hiring more people. Now we see a young man (African-American) who's employed in that business and he's moving up in his job and getting raises.

"Just a little while ago MobilExxon announced a $50 BILLION investment in the United States."

Now, he says to American workers: "This is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in America, you can be anything and, together we can absolutely achieve anything."

"We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny and the same great American flag."

The President says that in America we believe in God, family and country and here he repeats the words: "In God we trust." Half the chamber stands and applauds. At the mention of the flag and God, the Democrats sit on their hands.

Now President Trump talks about saluting the flag and standing for the National Anthem -- this on the eve of the Super Bowl. "Americans love their country and they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return!"

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