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State of the Union address lacked a coherent vision


February 7, 2019

Doug Mills • New York Times via AP, Pool

President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked on.

President Donald Trump's call for unity during his State of the Union address was a welcome change from his typically combative, divisive mode. But for such a call to ring genuine, Trump will have to follow with strong actions.

He should not, as he did during the address, issue a barely veiled threat to the Democratic House against "ridiculous partisan investigations" that, incredibly, he said would jeopardize the nation's economy and could spur retaliation. It is Congress' duty to provide oversight and accountability where needed, and Republicans should be prepared to make that a fully bipartisan effort.


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