Why so many women wore white to the SOTU

Trump Makes Last Appeal for Wall Funding in State of Union Address

Facing Divided Congress, Trump Calls for Unity

From Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to hot shot NY congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the US Capitol was a sea of oppositional ivory for President Donald Trump's address on Tuesday, local time.

Had she been offended, asked Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.in a Wednesday meeting?

Republican operatives quickly latched onto Trump's reference to socialism, eager to rally behind a message less likely to alienate the more-educated suburban women who turned their backs on the GOP last fall.

One Twitter user summed up the moment with: 'When I tell my wife I cleaned the bathroom'.

"I am asking you to defend our very risky southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country", he said, painting a dark and foreboding picture of the risks posed to Americans by illegal immigration.

Tiffany, who is a student at Georgetown Law School, later took her seat in the House chamber across the aisle from sister-in-law Lara Trump, sister Ivanka and brother-in-law Jared Kushner.

Prising his own economic policies for the growth of jobs in the US, Mr Trump said, "No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women who have filled 58 per cent of the newly created jobs a year ago". Suffice it to say, Trump's speech elicited the reactions one would expect from the politicians in the room-but no reaction from last night could top House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's petty clap heard 'round the world. When Trump capitulated to a deal that reopened the government until February 15, Pelosi re-issued the invitation to the House chamber, her control of the event established.

Abrams spoke about how her family knew that opportunity is possible in the nation, but not guaranteed. And frankly she's disappointed that you thought this would work.

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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Abrams is expected to lean heavily on her biography in outlining Democrats' priorities.

The women in white leapt to their feet and high-fived, pointing at themselves and each other.

When he declared that the "state of our union is strong", she shook her head with a tight smile and stayed seated.

The president also defended his decisions to withdraw USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan over the opposition from national security officials and many Republican lawmakers.

"That's great", Trump said.

NPR news staff is also providing further context and analysis for both Trump's remarks and the Democratic response.

"It's certainly not going to have any impact", he said.

Democrats on the floor and in the gallery groaned before Trump had finished the sentence.

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