Trump Calls for Bipartisanship at SOTU, Then Launches Into Same Divisive Rhetoric

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President Donald Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany Trump found herself in the spotlight on social media Tuesday night during her father's State of the Union address-for matching her attire with Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead of the Trump family women. (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.

Meanwhile, many Republicans were excited about Trump's speech to Congress and the nation.

"I mean look, for me I think a lot of people don't understand it [socialism]. I thought you were very, very respectful of the office that he holds, respectful of the position that we have".

The hands like arrows, the extended eye contact-There was absolutely no mistaking her message.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents in the CNN poll said they believe Trump's immigration policies would move the country in the right direction and 31 percent said they would move the country in the wrong direction.

Trump spoke at a critical moment in his presidency, staring down a two-year stretch that will determine whether he is re-elected or leaves office in defeat.

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Stung by his retreat on the government shutdown, Trump has hardly been in the mood for collaboration with the other party, anyway.

The president sought to sharpen some of the lines in the speech, and while aides urged him to congratulate Pelosi on her ascension to the speakership, they were not entirely clear that he would.

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Then, because he knew the part of his speech that was coming next, told them not to sit quite yet, promising "You're going to like this".

"Did you get the memo?" is a common quip when one turns up to work wearing the same outfit or colour as a co-worker.

The moment signaled Pelosi's example to the Democrats she leads. Many expressed excitement on Twitter about her speech.

Pelosi applauded Trump's mentions of a strong military and creating jobs.

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

Trump recounted that a century after the Congress passed the Constitutional amendment "giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before".

"An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations", Trump added.

Democrats on the floor and in the gallery groaned before Trump had finished the sentence.

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