Pelosi reads print out during Trump's State of the Union speech

President Trump Delivers His Second State Of The Union Address To Joint Session Of Congress

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The House Democratic Women's Working Group invited women of both political parties to wear white to honor the legacy of women's suffrage in the United States. He said the US has "the hottest economy anywhere in the world".

President Trump 'blew through the customary introduction by the speaker, ' the aide said.

"I agree with President Trump's call for unity", Putin said, according to the subtitles.

"Congress and the President should also continue to advance policies that create more good-paying jobs and build on our strong economic growth, which has produced record low unemployment and the largest wage gains in a decade".

VPR carried NPR's special live coverage of President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday night - find an annotated version of that speech here - followed by the subsequent Democratic response to the address.

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Pelosi emerged the victor when Trump reopened the government without funding for his border wall - meeting her demand to end the shutdown for negotiations on border security to continue.

White has continued to serve as symbol for women in politics.

Trump derided Abrams as "unqualified" for statewide office during her gubernatorial campaign.

While many in Washington wondered how Trump would handle Pelosi, he was free to pontificate while the public could watch her face, and wait to see whether, for example, she would stand up when Trump said America would never be a socialist country.

He shook her hand when he arrived at the dais on the floor of the House and handed her a copy of the speech.

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This isn't the first time Democratic women have signaled their solidarity from the audience of one of President Trump's speeches.

They paid tribute to the women who came before them and gave a nod to their own achievement, as more women than ever are now representatives in the House.

Turning to foreign policy, another area where Republicans have increasingly been willing to distance themselves from the president, Trump defended his decisions to withdraw USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

"If there is going to be peace and legislation, there can not be war and investigation", Trump said.

Writing that it "will take days to fact-check all the misrepresentations that the President made tonight", Pelosi criticized the president for "manufacturing a crisis at the border" and "completely ignor (ing) the gun violence epidemic that is claiming lives across the country".

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"My family understood firsthand that while success is not guaranteed, we live in a nation where opportunity is possible", she said.

The recent 35-day partial government shutdown over wall funding was evidence of Trump's weakened position.

Trump defended his contentious plans to reduce USA troop levels in Syria and Afghanistan. They sat with Mrs. Trump during the address.

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