Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union


Also, GOP legislators are urging the President to back away from his dramatic threat to build a wall via his orders to agencies.

Aside from the border wall talk, there is also going to be watch of the new shift of power play out.

President Donald Trump appears to be suggesting a military solution to border security if he can not get his much-desired funding for his wall and finds the declaration of a national emergency to be politically unviable as well.

While White House officials cautioned that Trump's remarks were still being finalized, the president was expected to use some of his televised address to showcase a growing economy. "I will get it built", Trump said in the House of Representatives chamber, with his main Democratic adversary, new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, watching over his shoulder.

Rather than Republican Paul Ryan, Pelosi will for the first timein this administration take her prominent position as House speaker, seated just behind Trump's left shoulder for the speech.

The lack of agreement between the White House and Congressional Democrats over the border wall funding had led to a historic 35-day partial government shutdown, which stretched from late December to the end of January.

Who will give the Democratic response?

The source said: "He's going to set the stage".

It's safe to bet that Democrats seated opposite her place behind Trump will be looking to her for cues for their reactions, as well.

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

Foreign policy has been another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president.

"So even as I am very disappointed by the president's approach to our problems, I still don't want him to fail".

The pillars, which didn't come to fruition in Congress, included a pathway to citizenship for "Dreamers", the young undocumented immigrants previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy ended by Trump previous year, a wall on the southern border, an end to visa lotteries and a limit on family immigration sponsorships. Dems do nothing. If there is no Wall, there is no Security.

Wary of publicly highlighting those intraparty divisions, Trump made no mention of an emergency declaration in his remarks, though he did offer a lengthy defense of his call for a border wall. "Only since Donald Trump became president, they decide to oppose it".

Abrams sought to balance policy prescriptions with measured attacks against the president, something Democratic strategists say presidential hopefuls should emulate.

Since Democrats, especially those running for president, largely agree on policy, finding the right style and tone to fight Trump will be paramount, said Jason Nichols, an African-American studies lecturer at the University of Maryland.

It has also been rumored that Trump will use his speech to announce a new summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, an apparent effort to restart an already-controversial bilateral relationship.

But there are other topics that might keep Republicans in their seats.

In the Roosevelt Room on Monday evening, Vice President Mike Pence, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Conway briefed surrogates who are expected to speak about the address on television and radio about themes of unity in the address, multiple sources close to the White House said. And when it comes to the president's requested $5.7 billion in border wall funding, he's hit a brick wall of naysayers. He also relishes working without a script, ad-libbing his way through rallies and impromptu question-and-answer sessions with reporters at the White House.

Trump's guests for the speech include Anna Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman whose life sentence for drug offences was commuted by the president, and Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, who was allegedly bullied because of his last name.