INTERVIEW: Pro/Con Responses to the President’s State of the Union Speech

President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, as he arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

 

Former Special Assistant to the President, and former Press Secretary to the Vice President of the United States, Marc Lotter, responds to the positive polls regarding the President’s speech and why he believes that is, what he loved about the content the President shared, how the President will follow-up with the bipartisan topics he addressed, and the President’s reference to the Mueller investigation:

 

 

Sonoma State University Political Professor, Dave McCuan, provides his reaction to the President’s State of the Union speech, addresses Trump’s line about putting aside the investigation to concentrate on legislation, did the President make a proper case for the border wall, what Democrats can do going forward after the President’s olive branch, and addresses what topics weren’t addressed during the speech: