Connecticut lawmakers react to State of the Union address


(WTNH) — There was a great deal of reaction this morning to President Donald Trump‘s first State Of The Union address.

Connecticut lawmakers weighed in on some of what the president had to say and what he didn’t say.

The president’s speech was one of the longer speech’s given by a commander-in-chief, spanning an hour and 20 minutes.Related content: Trump warns of immigration dangers in State of the Union

Trump covered a wide range of topics from immigration to infrastructure. As well as national security. He even brought up the opioid crisis and the need for treatment.

As expected, he mentioned his tax plan and went into detail about how American families will benefit from it all. However, some still say it will only help those who are extremely wealthy.

After the State of the Union, Connecticut lawmakers sounded off, just like the climate right now in Washington, reaction was divided.

“The president in that chamber was not the unifier, he was the divider and chief and that speech was red meat to his base after lofty rhetoric,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal.

During the speech the difference of opinion inside the U.S. capitol was clearly visible.Related content: UConn students react to President Trump’s State of Union speech

Many Republicans and guests in the chamber stood up and applauded Trump, while the majority of Democrats remained seated. Some of them saying that the president lacked specifics and only spoke to his base.

People are now questioning the Democrats reactions, particularly when the president was discussing bipartisan issues.

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