Trump is praised, panned for State of the Union address

Staff Reports Posted 6 February 2019 at 8:03 am

President Donald J. Trump gave a 1 hour, 20 minute State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Here are some reactions to the speech:

Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, released the following statement:

“Tonight, President Trump called on all lawmakers to work together and to choose greatness. Under President Trump’s leadership, we have passed monumental tax and criminal justice reforms. Our economy is flourishing and American families have more money in their pockets, but we still have work to do. While President Trump is fighting for fair trade and the American worker, it is time for Congress to come together to strengthen our borders and fix our broken immigration system. Together, we can accomplish a greater America.”

Statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

“Tonight President Trump proposed rolling back the protections provided by Roe v. Wade — the law of our nation for 46 years affirmed and reaffirmed by numerous Supreme Courts.


New York has a message to those who spread lies and fear to control women’s reproductive health decisions: Not going to happen. Not now, not ever.”

Statement from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

“President Trump has had years to bring this country together, but instead he has chosen to divide the country across every single line he can imagine. If President Trump wants to convince the country that he actually cares about bringing us together, then he can start by no longer using government workers as political pawns, reuniting the families that his Administration ripped apart at the border, and stopping with political wedge issues like telling women they can’t make their own health decisions in consultation with their doctor.”

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer tweeted this response:

“The America I know is ready to fight to keep its healthcare, to root out public corruption, and treat everyone in our nation with respect.”

Return to top